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22 Feb 2021

The Madden 22 Cover Athlete may have been leaked

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Latest - Cover Athlete "Leak"

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Franchise Mode

The Super Bowl is behind us, and players will now be starting to turn their attentions towards Madden 22.

Here are all the details about the EA smash so far.

Latest - Cover Athlete "Leak"

We have got our first Madden 22 leak - but it doesn't look to be the most reliable.

In a Tweet from @SamuelBrownRBT, it looks as if Derrick Henry will be on the Madden 22 cover.

The image is very low quality, and even includes details about MLB The Show 21 - so take this with a rather large pinch of salt.

Release Date

Madden 22 has no official release date, and we are probably far from it for the time being.

Madden 22 Release Date Beta Xbox Series X PS5
HOW FAR OUT?: We still don't have any info on the Madden 22 release date

Madden 21 just hit next gen, with a delayed release of the next gen version of the game. This along with the usual Madden schedule means we probably won't get an ironed out release date until around May.

READ MORE: When is Madden 22 Coming Out?

If Madden 22 is on schedule, you can expect an August release date in accordance with previous releases.


Our first big piece of Madden 22 hype will the Madden 22 Official Reveal Trailer.

Madden 22 Official Reveal Trailer Cover Star Release Date
STATEMENT: Madden 22 will make its presence known with the Official Reveal Trailer

Each year, this trailer is a huge step to get fans excited for development of the next entry in the premier football sim gaming franchise.

READ MORE: Madden 21 Ratings: Playoffs Roster Update

These trailers typically kick off in early June, so you can mark it on your calendars now!

Cover Star

There are tons of viable candidates for Madden 22 cover star - which means it'll be a fun debate for Twitter all the way up to reveal.

Madden 22 Cover Star Stefon Diggs Aaron Rodgers DeAndre Hopkins
ELITE: Stefon Diggs has become a premiere NFL receiver - and could earn a Madden 22 cover spot

Madden 21 featured Lamar Jackson, but we're expecting a new face for Madden 22.

READ MORE: Madden 21 Ultimate Team: MUT 21 Team of the Year

Based on the NFL season so far, we'd expect DeAndre Hopkins, Stefon Diggs, and Aaron Rodgers as likely candidates.


Super Bowl LV has come and gone, and left behind a very familiar sight - Tom Brady at the top of the heap.

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DEATH, TAXES, AND RINGS: Brady's found his way to a 7th Super Bowl success

Brady has officially pulled off yet another Super Bowl victory, this time in a new jersey.

After a dominant showing and yet another Super Bowl MVP award - Brady has joined the infamous 99 Club in Madden 21.

But should this carry over to Madden 22?

Franchise Mode

The main look into Madden 22 EA has given players is updates coming for Franchise Mode.

Madden 21 franchise mode trade logic
AS OLD AS TIME: Madden 21 Franchise Mode still features some massive issues that have been present for years - including abysmal trade logic

#FixMaddenFranchise made a massive impact on Madden, and as a result, EA gave players a roadmap for Franchise Mode changes that pushed into Madden 22 and beyond.

Below are the Madden 22 Franchise Mode changes we expect as promised by EA here:

READ MORE: Madden 21 Franchise Mode DOWN After January Title Update


For Madden NFL 22 it is still very early. We are at the very beginning of the planning and pre-production of next year’s product. That said, we’ve been actively discussing some of the areas we’d like to focus on, stemming from your feedback and player engagement. Here are few of the areas, while not fully committed yet, we are exploring creatively:

  • Coaching and staff management
  • Scouting improvements
  • New scenario engine enhancements
  • New team chemistry system
  • Commissioner Tools improvements
  • MORE CONTENT - Examples: Relocation/Branding Assets for Franchise - New uniforms, names, and logos to relocation options for more variety and depth in deeper careers.

Plus other key additions that we’ll reveal as we get deeper into the year for Madden NFL 22 development season.

READ MORE: Madden 21: Things to Do During the Free Weekend

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