Madden NFL 15 Patch Updates Two Rookie Likenesses; Likely Ultimate Team Related

Posted April 28th, 2015 at 10:45 am


A new patch went out today for Madden NFL 15 that includes likeness updates to Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota. Naturally many would wonder why mention is being made of players that are not in the game, and presumably would not be until Madden 16 rolls around.

Though EA Sports has not confirmed it the answer is likely related to Ultimate Team. Expect cards for Winston and Mariota to be introduced as early as Thursday evening once their names are called at the NFL Draft.

The question then becomes why other incoming rookies were not mentioned. In past years EA has added anywhere from 10 to 40 rookies to Ultimate Team once they were officially drafted. It’s unclear if more will be involved or whether this year it’s limited to the top two quarterbacks in the field. It could also be that those two actually visited the studio and were scanned while others have not gone through that process yet.