Though this is the virtual world, it’s always fun to look at Yahoo! Sports Madden NFL annual season simulation, which predicts the upcoming season’s Super Bowl winner.
In Madden NFL 22’s simulation of Super Bowl LV, the Chiefs were matched against the Carolina Panthers of all teams and were able to edge them out 38-26. Patrick Mahomes was named MVP of the Super Bowl to add another ring to his name.
Something else that was quite interesting during the simulation occurred. The Philadelphia Eagles signed Colin Kaepernick.
“Sticking in the NFC East, the Eagles signed Colin Kaepernick to be their starting quarterback. While this seems incredibly unlikely barring an injury to Jalen Hurts in real life, Kaepernick happens to be rated higher than several starting QBs, including Hurts. The former 49ers star had career highs in yards (4,679) and TDs (33) with the Eagles, but Philadelphia finished third in the division at 7-10 and missed the playoffs.”
Something that excites me as a Cowboys supporter is that Dak Prescott has a monster year in the simulation.
“In “Madden,” Prescott showed no signs of his injury holding him back as he led the Cowboys offense by throwing for 4,823 yards and a career-high 41 TDs. Dak’s return also paved the way for Ezekiel Elliott to return to form. Elliott ran for 1,426 yards — his highest total since 2018 — and scored 18 rushing touchdowns, which tied for the league lead with Seattle’s Chris Carson.”
The simulation also predicted which coaches will be canned at the end of the season.
“There were no mid-season firings during the simulation, but at the end of the season the Bengals, Rams and Washington Football Team all decided to part ways with their coaches. As mentioned earlier, the Rams offense struggled and finished tied for the league’s second-worst record, costing Sean McVay his job just three years after making the Super Bowl. A year after winning the NFC East — albeit with a 7-9 record — Washington moved on from Ron Rivera after going 5-12. The Bengals failed to take a leap, also going 5-12 in Joe Burrow’s second year at QB, and costing Zac Taylor his head coaching job.”
We will see if any of these predictions come true. I highly doubt the Panthers will make the Super Bowl or even the postseason, but we will have to wait and see.
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