Two weeks ago the first pre-order bonus was spotted for Madden NFL 25. At the time it made sense to assume it related just to Ultimate Team, with the possibility it could also impact Connected Careers (now known as Connected Franchise). It appears as though the bonuses from various retailers will apply to both modes now that Gamestop has released info on theirs.
While Walmart will feature the Raiders, Gamestop exclusively holds the 49ers. Included with the San Francisco pack is former owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr. along with former coach Bill Walsh and former star Joe Montana. As the graphic notes DeBartolo Jr. is only available within Connected Franchise suggesting some form of an ownership role is being introduced as a way to play through a career in addition to the standard coach and player paths.