EA Sports today revealed the full roster of legendary players and coaches being featured in Madden NFL 13. It’s been known for a while that a significant list of legends would be integrated in both Madden Ultimate Team and Connected Careers mode but it was just recently discovered some are included on a special Play Now team as well.
The Canton Greats team was on display at E3 – and as mentioned in the preview of Connected Careers starting as a legend within that mode means beginning with their respective rookie-caliber ratings (low 80s). Additional details include the ability for commissioners in an online connected career to block the entry of legends instead only allowing created or current players to be controlled, Hall of Fame inductions in careers coming one year after retirement rather than having the five year wait, the coaches having their own playbooks, and QBs getting their respective authentic throwing motions.
There are 27 legendary players and 7 coaches but those numbers include the individuals who are unfortunately only available exclusively to pre-orders at various retailers. Because of that the most anyone can have will be 23 players and 3 coaches. (Update) It sounds as though the opportunity will be there to earn the exclusive players/coaches within MUT which then would actually unlock them for selection in Connected Careers. More details to come.
Barry Sanders (Gamestop)
Jerry Rice (Best Buy)
John Elway (Walmart)
Lawrence Taylor (Amazon + $15 credit)
Marshall Faulk (Origin)
Bill Walsh (Best Buy)
Dick Vermeil (Origin)
Joe Gibbs (Amazon + $15 credit)
John Madden (Gamestop)
Tom Landry (Walmart)