Reddit user upvotd has come up with a pretty brilliant workaround for folks who want to play a season or more with a single player but don’t want to go through the grind of the MyCAREER mode.
His solution is to play in MyLEAGUE with a created player with player lock on. Of course, that means you have to manually create a player and place them on a roster — and then you simply player lock onto your created player. When that happens viola! You have a MyPlayer you can play with and upgrade but without the added cut scenes, gym time, practices, and more of MyCAREER.
How his solution works is to use a spreadsheet system to upgrade your player based on their performance in a way that makes sense (and a way you can work to earn credits in a measureable way).
You can check out the full YourPlayer system on Reddit right now! Give it a try and let us know what you think!