Madden 22: Changes It Needs to Make According to Fans

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Looking for everything you need to know about Madden 22? Then you’re in the right place. Few things are as reliable as a new Madden launch. Every summer (between June and August), American

Looking for everything you need to know about Madden 22? Then you’re in the right place. Few things are as reliable as a new Madden launch. Every summer (between June and August), American football fans head to stores both physical and digital to pick up the latest, and still only, annual NFL sim on the market. Madden is so popular in recent years that its past two launches have been the biggest in series history.

Customizable Relocation

It took me a second to write about this because I kept daydreaming about all the fun possibilities. Relocating teams is a fun aspect of Madden franchise. Yet, every year we’re stuck choosing between the same names and logos. Sorry to any London Monarchs fans but Franchise Mode would be so much cooler with customizable relocation details.

Not only would it allow for much more creativity but it could allow you to revive defunct teams like the Canton Bulldogs or the St. Louis Gunners. But why stop there? You could even replicate another actual team. Imagine playing against the Alabama Crimson Tide twice a year… Okay, maybe I’m getting a little out of hand, but that would be the point of adding this fun, highly demanded feature.

Expanded Trading

There’s no reason why you should only be allowed to trade three assets… period. Among countless examples, the 49ers just traded four draft picks to the Dolphins. I’ll take a page out of NBA2K (as I’ll be doing quite a bit throughout this article) and suggest separating players and draft picks.

It can add some much-needed realism to trades and can allow for mega-deals that are slowly becoming more common in the NFL. While we’re at it, Madden should also let us trade picks beyond one year in the future. If NFL teams can do it, why can’t Madden franchise managers?

Realistic Contract Restructures/Extensions

This is arguably the biggest headache when it comes to creating cap space. Contracts are regularly restructured or extended in the NFL, whereas Madden franchise players have to manually edit a contract’s amount/length.

Contract extensions should be an option throughout the season, while contract restructures should take place prior to free agency. It would be a more fair, realistic way of dealing with contracts and tight cap situations. As to which players are eligible for these new features, it’s reasonable to set certain limitations on eligible players based on contract length or playing experience.

One possible idea is to only allow extensions for players who are two or fewer years out of entering free agency. On the other hand, maybe restructures can only occur if a player is three or more years into their contract. Of course, players on their rookie contracts would not be eligible for restructures. Like some other suggestions on here, these features should be able to be toggled off.

Advanced Scouting

I can practically hear Madden franchise players rejoicing. Scouting has become such a bland practice in franchise mode. Spending points to unlock letter grades is an elementary level of scouting.

Let’s get fancy! Show players’ college stats! Give us their injury history! Were they a top recruit who failed to live up to expectations? Were they unheralded players who burst onto the scene? The possibilities with advanced scouting metrics are endless. And for anyone who enjoys the basics, give us the option to switch between basic or advanced scouting. Isn’t this every Madden GM's dream?

Expanded Scouting Staff

While on the topic of scouting, more focus should also be placed on the virtual people who do the actual scouting. Expanding the staff to a Director of College Scouting and a Director of Pro Scouting can allow for different strategies when it comes to the two sides of scouting.

For example, if you want to get better value when it comes to trades, or you want to have a clearer idea of how a free agent will fit with your team, you’d have to hire a better (and more expensive) Director of Pro Scouting. The same can be said for the college side of scouting.

The better your director is, the more information you have available for players. NFL teams deal with this all the time, why shouldn't we?

So here are the big features coming to the Madden 22 Franchise Modes, and do hope these new improvements will make the mode and even the new game better. More Madden 22 news and cheap Madden 22 Coins will be updated on time, stay tuned!