There is a long list of star players, owners and coaches that you could start your Madden 25 Franchise with: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Bill Belichick, Aaron Rodgers, etc etc etc. The list goes on and on. I want to give you a list of my top 5 players and top 5 teams to take over to use in Madden 25′s brand-new Connected Franchise mode.
Without further adieu, here is the list:
#5 – Doug Martin
Doug Martin played college ball at Boise State as an explosive back. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He continued that trend into the pros. Continue his rise and make him the greatest running back of all time.
#4 - Marshawn Lynch
Up until last year, the Seahawks have not really been a very prominent team, but in 2012 they were a force to be reckoned with largely due to RB Marshawn Lynch. He’s a great running back on a great team. Get him a Super Bowl ring.
#3 – Cam Newton
Cam Newton exploded into the college football world with the Auburn Tigers in 2010. In 2009, he won the Junior College Football national championship, then in 2010 transferred to Auburn and won the FBS National Championship and the Heisman trophy. He was a phenom in his rookie season in the NFL, but has struggled since. Bring him back to prominence.
#2 – Tim Tebow
The guy has now been traded from the Broncos, and cut from the Jets AND the Patriots. Now he is a free agent. Jacksonville fans are currently making great strides to Jaguars officials that they want them to sign Tim Tebow. Maybe that’s where you start him at? It’s time Tebow made a name for himself and gets a Super Bowl.
#1 – Robert Griffin III
RGIII is probably the most hyped young player in the NFL as of right now. He shattered records his rookie season with the Washington Redskins. Play as RGIII and build off of all of that momentum.
#4 – Kansas City Chiefs
With great stand-out players like Jamaal Charles at RB and Dwayne Bowe at WR, the Chiefs also have some great depth on defense with guys like Eric Berry at SS. They have one Super Bowl win way back in 1969. Bring them back to prominence.
#3 – Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys are from the state of Texas, so naturally they aren’t lacking when it comes to money, but they’ve been struggling. They have 5 Super Bowl wins, the last one in 1995. Guys like WR Dez Bryant, RB DeMarco Murray, QB Tony Romo, DE DeMarcus Ware and CB Morris Claiborne make the Cowboys stacked all around. Execute correctly and win them the Super Bowl in 2013.
#2 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs have a great roster. They just signed star CB Darrelle Revis, but they also have great players in DT Gerald McCoy, DEs Adrian Clayborn and William Gholston, WR Vincent Jackson, QB Josh Freeman and RB Doug Martin. With all of that talent, it should be a pretty easy path to the playoffs and the Super Bowl.
#1 – Cleveland Browns
The Browns are one of the oldest teams in the league. They have 4 pre-NFL championships and 4 Super Bowl wins, all of which were in the 50′s besides the latest Super Bowl win which came in 19694. It’s been too long. They have some good players like Brandon Weeden at QB and CB Joe Haden. Other than that, there’s definitely some room for improvement. Bring the Believeland Browns back to glory.