Madden 22 is ready to arrive, but the first big choice many players will face is opening their Ultimate Team Pre Order Pack in MUT 22.
With 32 different NFL stars to choose from in Madden 22 Ultimate Team, we've narrowed down the top picks so you can get an early edge in MUT 22.
How to get the Madden 22 Ultimate Team Pre Order Pack
Crafting the perfect Ultimate Team in Madden 22 isn't something that any player will pull off right out of the gate, especially as new cards come out and things continue to be adjusted over time.
However, those who choose to pre order Madden 22 will have an early edge. If you pre order any edition of Madden 22, you'll receive a special MUT 22 Pre Order Pack.
Your MUT 22 Pre Order Pack will offer a choice of one out of 32 NFL stars to anchor your squad in Madden 22 Ultimate Team.
You will make a selection from the following players:
- Bears: Khalil Mack
- Bengals: Jessie Bates III
- Bills: Josh Allen
- Broncos: Von Miller
- Browns: Myles Garrett
- Buccaneers: Lavonte David
- Cardinals: DeAndre Hopkins
- Chargers: Joey Bosa
- Chiefs: Tyrann Mathieu
- Colts: Quenton Nelson
- Cowboys: Amari Cooper
- Dolphins: Mike Gesicki
- Eagles: Fletcher Cox
- Falcons: Calvin Ridley
- 49ers: George Kittle
- Giants: Saquon Barkley
- Jaguars: Myles Jack
- Jets: Marcus Maye
- Lions: Frank Ragnow
- Packers: Davante Adams
- Panthers: Christian McCaffrey
- Patriots: Stephon Gilmore
- Raiders: Darren Waller
- Rams: Aaron Donald
- Ravens: Marlon Humphrey
- Saints: Michael Thomas
- Seahawks: Russell Wilson
- Steelers: T.J. Watt
- Texans: Laremy Tunsil
- Titans: Derrick Henry
- Vikings: Harrison Smith
- Washington: Chase Young
The pack should be provided automatically when someone who placed a pre order loads up Madden 22, but this may not happen until Early Access or launch day.
If you placed a pre order and decide to download the Madden 22 trial for an even earlier start, keep in mind that your pre order pack may not become available until the version you pre ordered is officially released.
Who to pick in your MUT 22 Pre Order Pack
While we don't yet have official stats on any of these cards, there are a few names that stand out from the group as best options to form the foundation of your Ultimate Team.
If you're new to Madden, try out a few games and get a feel for whether you're struggling more on the offensive or defensive side of the ball.
When you make your pick, you can choose to either further bolster your strengths or try to cover up your weaknesses, and there are definitely options here for each side of the ball.
Defensively, the obvious pick is Aaron Donald, who remains one of the most devastating defensive players in the league and joins the 99 Club for the fifth consecutive year in Madden 22.
If you want someone as a threat in the backfield instead of on the line, the sleeper here is Lavonte David, arguably one of the best linebackers in the league today and a potential beast at swatting or intercepting passes in Madden 22.
If you're looking for help on offense, the best choice at quarterback is likely to be Russell Wilson, or you could back up receiving weapons with DeAndre Hopkins or Davante Adams.
Finally, if you'd rather solidify an early hold on the running game, there's no better pick than Derrick Henry for your MUT 22 squad.
You'll likely be able to see stats once the game is released and the packs are available, so keep those values in mind as well, but any of these top options are sure to be a great anchor for your Ultimate Team in Madden 22.