Madden 22 Team Lists & Lotto Considerations/Team Snapshots

by Austin_97890 2 months ago

Better League!


As is tradition when Imani Boothe & the Giants flame out in the Wildcard Round, here is your "Hero Content" to hold you over for the next couple of days.  This is more of a data pull than anything else but offers some good insight into what you will have at your disposal in terms of rookie talent, cap space, draft picks, and potentially a early look at what teams will be rated in Madden 22.  I will caveat that with some of them will certainly change drastically.  Big time moves have included JJ Watt, Julio Jones, Brees retiring, etc.  I can't see a version of Madden 22 that has the New Orleans Saints or Houston Texans anywhere near where they closed out M21, not to mention there is a lot of risk involved with riding the Texans train...  trust me I've been burned by them before when they traded multiple firsts for Tunsil.  What I found especially interesting is how bad of shape some of the teams are in terms of draft picks & salary cap space.  We might need our annual "Ben" salary cap explanation video to save the likes of Ryan from making franchise crippling trades.  Shoutout Carson Wentz... Who ended up being a total journeyman.  For example, the 49ers mortgaged their future on Trey Lance & won't have any 1st round picks for the first two offseasons.  That will take some work to say the least in terms of team building. 


Before we get to the actual data, I'd like to point out there are absolutely some dark horse teams that could be very solid a year or two into this CM based on the mixture of impact rookies, draft picks in 2022, and salary cap at their disposal.  Couple teams that have some bright futures to me personallly, Indianapolis  Colts, Washington Football Team, & the Miami Dolphins.  The Colts already have one of the elite OL's in the league & mix that with young DE's to develop coupled with cap space... could be a recipe for a power house.  The Washington Football Team in terms of a Madden squad are actually pretty darn solid.  The speed is all over the field.  Curtis Sameul, Scary Terry, Sweat, Chase Young, Apke, etc.  Might be a fun build once there is an answer at QB.  The Dolphins are YOUNG, but who doesn't love the idea of developing 3 promising early round picks & having some cap space to eat some bad contracts/make a splash in Free Agency.  Anyways, hope this content is a good read for you all.  I know this will certainly help me solidify where I want some of the teams in that 10-20 range.  That at least for me tends to be where the tougher decisions have to be made.  

TEAMS M21 Closing Rating Impact Rookies (2021 Draft; Rounds 1-2) Notable Draft Picks 2022 Salary Cap 2022
Indianapolis Colts 84 overall Kwity Paye (Edge), Odeyingbo (DE) 0 Current 2nd's $81,063,415
New York Jets 73 overall Wilson, Vera-Tucker, Elijah Moore Two Current 1st's $80,921,490
Pittsburgh Steelers 85 overall Najee Harris - $76,424,792
Washington Football Team 79 overall Jamin Davis, Sam Cosmi - $60,737,977
Denver Broncos 76 overall Pat Surtain II, Javonte Williams - $57,548,941
Miami Dolphins 80 overall Jaylen Waddle, Jaelan Phillips, Holland - $53,821,181
Los Angeles Chargers 80 overall Rashawn Slater, Samuel Jr. - $52,941,718
Las Vegas Raiders 84 overall Alex Leatherwood, Trevon Moehring - $51,127,154
Cincinnati Bengals 72 overall (Burrow Injury)   - $49,399,741
Carolina Panthers 78 overall Jaycee Horn, Terrace Marshall Jr 0 Current 2nd's $46,899,250
Seattle Seahawks 85 overall Eskridge (WR) 0 Current 1st's $46,490,273
Chicago Bears 83 overall Justin Fields, Tevin Jenkins 0 Current 1st's $37,356,574
New England Patriots 77 overall Mac Jones, Barmore, Perkins - $30,824,393
Baltimore Ravens 86 overall Rashod Bateman - $30,291,252
Detroit Lions 79 overall Sewell 2 Current 1st's $25,295,401
San Francisco 49ers 81 overall Trey Lance, Aaron Banks 0 Current 1st's next 2 seasons $24,469,064
Kansas City Chiefs 88 overall Nick Bolton, Creed Humphrey - $22,026,556
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 88 overall Joe Tryon, Kyle Trask - $21,683,577
Jacksonville Jaguars 70 overall Lawrence, Etienne Jr., Tyson Campbell - $19,755,786
Philadelphia Eagles 75 overall Devonta Smith 2 current 1sts $17,486,014
Tennessee Titans 81 overall Caleb Farley, Radunz 0 current 2nd's $15,313,180
Arizona Cardinals 80 overall Zaven Collins (LB), Rondale Moore (WR) - $14,983,590
Houston Texans 77 overall (Watt gone now) Yikes... nobody really. - $3,870,783
Cleveland Browns 86 overall Greg Newsom II, Owusu - $1,955,291
Atlanta Falcons 82 overall (before Julio trd) Pitts, Richie Grant - $307,976
Buffalo Bills 87 overall Rousseau - $33,548
Minnesota Vikings 79 overall Darrisaw, Kellen Mond - -$216,264
Los Angeles Rams 82 overall Tutu Atwell 0 current 1st's next two seasons -$9,192,450
New York Giants 78 overall Toney, Azeez Ojulari 2 current 1st's -$13,163,216
Dallas Cowboys 76 overall Micah Parsons, Kelvin Joseph - -$25,147,599
New Orleans Saints 89 overall (Brees gone now) Payton Turner, Pete Warner - -$27,444,722
Green Bay Packers 90 overall Eric Stokes - -$29,975,384

PS:  I considered doing a key players column but knowing how all of us watch football, that to me was pretty obvious who the key contributors are on each team.  Anyways, Stay tuned for the bottom five article in the coming days!  It just might include the highest ranked team in M21... the New Orleans Saints who have an interesting QB situation/cap space problem to work through.

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