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Madden 22 Arrives on EA Play

As the 2021-22 NFL post-season comes to an end, Madden 22 is now live on EA Play.

Quarterbacks Tom Brady (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) and Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs) were dubbed the two “GOATS” to grace the cover of the game. This marks the second time in Madden history that two players have shared the cover; last seen on the cover of Madden 10 with Troy Polamalu and Larry Fitzgerald Jr.

GOAT #1 (Tom Brady)

Following completion of a career recognized as one of the greatest NFL players of all-time, Brady’s final season ended abruptly.

Brady, widely considered a future hall-of-famer, finished the season by announcing his retirement weeks after suffering a Divisional round loss in the playoffs versus eventual Super Bowl Champion team the Los Angeles Rams. Brady caps off a season leading the league in passing yards (5,316), and touchdowns (43). While gracing the cover of Madden once again, Brady recently joined Madden’s elusive “99 Club” to cement his GOAT status. 

GOAT #2 (Patrick Mahomes)

The other “GOAT” gracing the cover of Madden 22 is 2020 Super Bowl Champion and 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes. Mahomes finished the regular season passing for 4,839 yards and 37 touchdowns, numbers within the top five in each category. 

Despite falling to the AFC Champion Cincinnati Bengals Mahomes displayed his elite ability, cemented in Madden 22 with his 97 overall rating. After previously being the cover athlete for Madden 2020, Mahomes’ appearance on this year’s version of the game marks his second time in the past three seasons.

Major Updates

EA Play provides the opportunity to play a game that has seen major series updates for newcomers to Madden 22. Major updates include the revamping of the Connected Franchise Mode, providing players with:

  • the option to hire and fire a complete NFL scouting staff,
  • ability to assign scouting staff members to different regions of the nation to scout college players,
  • revamping of scouting reports for college players,
  • an introduction of different character scenarios impacting the draft stock of college players
  • and mock drafts reflecting the interest teams have in players over the course of a season

With the availability of Madden 22 on EA Play, fans have the opportunity to get their NFL fix while waiting for the 2022-23 NFL Regular Season.

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