Beginner’s Guide For Franchise In Madden 24

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Being a sports fan means living in a constant state of delusion where you believe you could construct a better team than the current front office. Madden 24 offers a flexible, initiative Franchise game mode that gives you all the powers necessary to build a Super Bowl-contending team.



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The latest iteration of the Madden provides a wide assortment of options to cater to your Franchise needs. Contending in the NFL is easier said than done, so utilize this guide on your journey to win a Lombardi Trophy.

Choose Your Team

Madden 24 choosing franchise team

First things first and that’s perfecting the Franchise settings. It’s highly recommended to use the real-life NFL online roster to begin the Franchise with the most up-to-date roster. Besides the game difficulty, the most important setting to adjust will be the Budget.

Turning Budgets on will activate the salary cap and you’ll have a limit on how much money you can spend. The salary cap is used for signing free agents, re-signing current players, and stadium innovations.

Now, choosing your favorite team or simply “the best” teams might be the easiest path, but if you have an open mind and want a challenge we recommend taking a look at the following teams.

Arizona Cardinals

  • One of the highest amounts of available cap space.
  • Projected to have two very high draft picks in the 2024 NFL Draft.
  • Possible tradeable players in Kyler Murray and Budda Baker.
  • Long-term project for rising success.

Cleveland Browns

  • Has the highest-rated running back in Madden 24 in Nuck Chubb.
  • The defense has top-rated stars in Myles Garrett and Denzel Ward.
  • Tough division competition against the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens.

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • A young, exciting team in an easy division.
  • Calvin Ridley joins an explosive offense led by Trevor Lawrence.
  • Other top offensive players include Christian Kirk, Travis Etinne Jr., and Evan Ingram.

Green Bay Packers

  • One of the youngest teams in the NFL.
  • Up-and-coming offensive weapons in Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Luke Musgrave, along with veteran Aaron Jones.
  • A young, dynamic quarterback in Jordan Love.
  • Two above-average defenders in Jaire Alexander and Rashan Gary.

Atlanta Falcons

  • Still has question marks at the quarterback position in Desmond Riddler
  • Solid skills players in Drake London, Kyle Pitts, Tyler Allegier, and Bijan Robinson.
  • Should be very competitive in a wide-open NFC South division.

Player Or Owner

Madden 24 Player role franchise

Once you’ve selected the team, you’ll have to choose between being a Player or Owner. As a Player, you’ll build a legacy toward making the Hall of Fame in a similar fashion as the Superstar mode. You can either choose an established NFL player or create your own rookie based on the following offensive and defensive positions.

Offense Positions


Field General QB

  • Better accuracy and arm strength but not very mobile
  • Justin Herbert, Aaron Rodgers

Strong Arm QB

  • Big Arm Strength but not as accurate or mobile
  • Josh Allen

Scrambler QB

  • Better running skills but is not as accurate when passing.
  • Jalen Hurts, Lamar Jackson

Improviser QB

  • Maximizes big play opportunities when the designed play breaks down.
  • Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow

Power Back HB

  • Big, powerful with good trucking but slower than other RBs
  • Nick Chubb, Derrick Henry

Elusive Back HB

  • Fast, elusive with high acceleration but smaller and low trucking.
  • Christian McCaffrey, Saquon Barkley

Receiving HB

  • Receiving HBs is a good fit in passing schemes like Spread or Vertical Offense.
  • Austin Ekeler, Josh Jacobs

Deep Threat WR

  • Smaller, quicker that can get deep but not a precise route runner.
  • Tyreek Hill, Stefon Diggs

Slot WR

  • Smaller, quicker receiver that can get over the middle and find open space.
  • Cooper Kupp

Physical WR

  • Receiving target that is able to catch in traffic but not as fast or agile.
  • A.J. Brown

Playmaker WR

  • Can turn any reception into a big play. Excels after the catch.
  • Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase

Vertical Threat TE

  • Taller target who is able to make plays down the field but is not as good a blocker.
  • Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, Kyle Pitts

Possession TE

  • Possession TEs are a good fit in any offensive scheme.
  • Dallas Goedert, George Kittle, T.J. Hockenson

Defense Positions


Speed Rusher LE

  • Smaller and quick with good finesse moves but low block shedding
  • Micah Parsons, Von Miller

Power Rusher LE

  • Uses strength and power to push to the QB.
  • Myles Garrett, Nick Bosa

Run Stopper RE

  • Big, powerful end that plugs running lanes and sheds blocks.
  • Aaron Donald, Cameron Heyward

Power Rusher DT

  • Use size and strength to push toward QB.
  • Dexter Lawrence II, Vita Vea

Speed Rusher DT

  • Smaller, and quicker with good finesse moves but lower strength and tackle.
  • Quinnen Williams

Run Stopper DT

  • Plugs running lanes and sheds blocks but has trouble getting to the QB.
  • Chris Jones

Field General MLB

  • High play rec and sure tackler but is poor in coverage.
  • Fred Warner

Pass Coverage MLB

  • Good speed and coverage but poor run defense.
  • Roquan Smith, Demario Davis

Run Stopper MLB

  • Great at shedding blocks and taking down ball carriers.
  • Bobby Wagner, Lavonte David

Speed Rusher LOLB

  • Smaller, and faster with good pass rush skills but lower coverage and strength.
  • T.J. Watt, Maxx Crosby, Haason Reddick

Power Rusher LOLB

  • Bigger and stronger with good pass-rush skills but slower and poor in coverage.
  • Joey Bosa, Matthew Judon

Pass Coverage ROLB

  • Good in coverage but gets stuck on blocks and has trouble rushing the QB.
  • Matt Milano, Dre Greenlaw

Slot CB

  • Slot Cornerbacks are good at tackling and playing in space.
  • Marshon Lattimore

Man-to-Man CB

  • Better at man coverage and less skilled in zone.
  • Jalen Ramsey, Sauce Gardner

Zone CB

  • High Zone Coverage with good closing speed.
  • Darius Slay Jr., Jaire Alexander

Hybrid FS

  • Faster with good man coverage skills but poor tackling ability.
  • Tyrann Mathieu

Zone FS

  • Backstop of the defense, erases mistakes in Deep Zone coverage.
  • Minkah Fitzpatrick

Run Support SS

  • Bigger, stronger with higher hit power but slower and lower coverage skills.
  • Harrison Smith, Budda Baker

Madden 24 Owner role franchise

As an Owner, not only will you have the duties of the coach but also the financial responsibilities of signing players and maintaining the stadium. If you have Budgets turned on, you’ll need to carefully assess which players on your roster should be retained while also seeking upgrades on the free-agent market. Similar to Players, you’ll choose between three Owner backstories that will influence how your Franchise starts.

  • Former Player: This backstory gives you an advantage when it comes to team popularity but less money to start with.
  • Lifelong Fan: This backstory gives you an advantage with fan happiness but starts with less money and overall happiness.
  • Financial Mogul: This backstory gives you an advantage financially but low player happiness.

Upgrading Players And Coaches

upgrading Trey Hendrickson

Throughout the season, you will earn Skill Points to upgrade the players and Staff Points to upgrade the coaches on your team. When upgrading the players, you’ll want to aim for either categories that fit the team’s offensive or defensive schemes, which are identified with a purple puzzle piece, or simply improve upon their general strengths.

The coaching staff will have a bit more detailed Skill Tree that will have categories that impact on-field performances or off-season activities.

Madden 24 coaching talent tree

If you plan to keep your coaching staff for the foreseeable future, we recommend unlocking skills that focus on on-field performances like boosts in linemen development and effectiveness.

Madden 24 rushing training camp mini game

Skipping the preseason might seem like the best idea, but you’ll be missing out on some easy experience points. There is a series of mini-games in training camp that focus on each position that will quickly earn experience points toward upgrading your team before the regular season.

Scouting And Drafting

Madden 24 scouting prospects

Nobody wants to be a one-hit wonder, so it’s important to utilize the NFL Draft to continuously infuse talent into your team. It’s recommended to download a community draft class from Madden Share for the most realistic drafting experience, otherwise, the game will auto-generate a well-rounded draft class.

Utilize this scouting and drafting guide for a more in-depth look into dominating the NFL Draft. The most important step is assigning scouts to key regions that focus on their positional strengths to unlock information on college prospects.

There will be five Mock Drafts leading up to the NFL Draft, and as you unlock more attribute information each week, you can use the Mock Drafts to get an idea of how the real draft will pan out.

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