EA Sports recently posted a new blog detailing what’s new to Franchise mode this year in Madden NFL 19.
On player archetypes and the new overall ratings which vary based on which archetype you are seeking:
Also here’s a list of Archetypes by Position:
QB: Strong Arm, Scrambler, West Coast, Field General
HB: Power Back, Elusive Back, Receiving Back
FB: Blocking, Utility
WR: Deep Threat, Possession, Red Zone Threat, Slot Receiver
TE: Vertical Threat, Possession, Blocking
OL: Agile, Power, Pass Protector
DL: Run Stopper, Speed Rusher, Power Rusher
MLB: Field General, Pass Coverage, Run Stopper
OLB: Pass Coverage, Run Stopper, Speed Rusher, Power Rusher
CB: Man-to-Man, Zone Coverage, Slot Corner
S: Zone Coverage, Run Support, Hybrid
K/P: Accurate, Power
And when it comes to building your roster, you’ll need to build them around the new coach schemes. The players you fit within your roster have to match your scheme to maximize their development and talent.
The list of schemes that’ll be in Madden NFL 19 include:
- West Coast Zone Run
- West Coast Power Run
- Vertical Zone Run
- Vertical Power Run
- Multiple Zone Run
- Multiple Power Run
- Run and Shoot
- Base 4-3
- Multiple 4-3
- Base 3-4
- Multiple 3-4
- Tampa 2
- 46 Defense
Import Draft Classes
Also, despite not having an NCAA Football game to import draft classes from — the Madden team has made it possible to create draft classes to import into Madden anyways.
New to Madden this year are new specialist positions on your depth chart which will allow you to more closely customize your roster and fill it out with niche players. These will automatically be subbed into specific formations.
New Player Ratings
Also new this year are 11 new player ratings.
- Break Tackle: Determines broken tackle success for ball carriers vs standard tackles (not Hit Sticks or Cut Sticks).
- Break Sack: Determines whether the QB will escape a sack inside the pocket.
- Throw Under Pressure: Determines passing accuracy when throwing under pressure.
- Run Block Power: Determines success chance for Drive, Down, and Power Double Team blocks on plays like Toss and Power O.
- Run Block Finesse: Determines success chance for Zone, Reach, and Zone-Double Team blocks on plays like Outside Zone and Stretch.
- Lead Block: Determines success chance for blockers leading from the backfield or pulling from the line.
- Pass Block Power: Used versus defensive power moves.
- Pass Block Finesse: Used versus defensive finesse moves.
- Short Route Running: Used when running short routes (Slant, Drag, etc.).
- Medium Route Running: used when running medium routes (Curl, Dig, etc.).
- Deep Route Running: Used when running deep routes (Corner, Streak, etc.).
We won’t spoil all the surprises for Madden NFL 19’s Franchise Mode, but you can read the rest on EA’s site.
We will continue to have more coverage of Franchise as we move forward towards release in a couple of months!