Madden NFL 22 Superstar Abilities Guide

The best way to learn about the new Madden NFL 22 Superstar abilities is to play them. Basically, the new Superstars are like the Madden Ultimate Team Legends in that they have a set of abilities that you can unlock by playing the game. Every Superstar has their own set of abilities, and some are easier to unlock than others.

Madden NFL is the most played video game in the world, second only to the FIFA series. This year, EA Sports introduced the Madden NFL 22 Superstar Abilities. These are abilities that have a high level of difficulty to unlock, some of which are good to have and others that are pretty bad. In this guide, you will learn all the Superstar abilities of the game, and which ones are useful, which are helpful, and which ones are just plain useless.

The Madden NFL series has developed its own reputation as one of the best ways to follow the NFL as a sport, and it shows in the Madden NFL 22 Superstar Abilities Guide.

We’ll walk you through the Superstar skills available in Madden NFL 22 in our Superstar Abilities in Madden NFL 22 Guide. You will build your own Superstar squad in Madden NFL 22, and each Superstar will bring their unique gear suited to the person handling them. All of these Superstars, as well as their skills, are listed in this guide so you can choose the finest ones for your Madden NFL 22 squad.

Madden NFL 22 Superstar Abilities Guide

Everything you need to know about Superstars and their powers in Madden NFL 22 is covered in our Superstar Abilities Guide.

Madden NFL 22 Superstar Abilities

You’ll be given a long selection of Superstars to choose from while building your Madden Ultimate Team. Each Superstar has unique talents that may be useful in certain circumstances. It’s critical to assemble a squad that complements one another, and you may do so by using each Superstar’s unique skill set. Below are the specifics of each talent, as well as the Superstars who possess them:

X-Factor Abilities on the Defensive

Ability Description Players
Avalanche Hit-sticks on the way down cause stumbling. Jamal Adams, Wagner, Bobby
Blitz Causes on-field blockers’ resistance bars to be erased. Aaron Donald is a writer and a musician.
Bottleneck Man press efforts are overwhelmingly won. Ramsey, Jalen
Fearmonger When engaged with a blocker, applies pressure on the quarterback. Von Miller, Fletcher Cox, Chandler Jones
Shift in Momentum On the pitch, opponents’ zones will be erased. Jones, Chris
Reinforcement A better possibility of overcoming run blocks and disrupting receptions. Tyrann Mathieu, Derwin James is a character in the film Derwin James
Relentless Points are no longer deducted for rushing. JJ Watt, Nick Bosa
Stuffer, run! When it comes to run plays, block shedding is quite successful. David Lavonte
Shutdown On contested catches expect increased tighter coverage & interceptions Tre’Davious White, Richard Sherman, Jaire Alexander, and Stephon Gilmore are among the players on the team.
Force Unstoppable During pass rush victories, this allows for faster block sheds. Deforest Buckner, Khalil Mack, Myles Garrett, Joey Bosa, Demarcus Lawrence, Cameron Jordan, TJ Watt, Danielle Hunter
Zone Hawk Interceptions in zone coverage have increased. Xavien Howard, Devin McCourty, Fred Warner

Superstar Linebacker and Defensive Back Abilities Off the Field

Name Ability Players
Acrobat Gain Diving swats & interceptions Jaire Alexander, Stephon Gilmore, Ramsey, Jalen, Tyrann Mathieu, Xavien Howard, Jessie Bates III, Tre’Davious White, Chris Harris, Darius Slay Jr, Jaire Alexander, Stephon Gilmore, Jalen Ramsey, Tyrann Mathieu, Xavien Howard
Bench Press Exercises The receiver becomes fatigued as a result of the press. Jalen Ramsey
Chuck Out The receiver is fatigued by zone chucks. Richard Sherman, Byron Jones, and James Bradberry III
KO in the Deep Zone In Deep inside zones expect improve reactions & catch knockouts Jessie Bates III, Justin Simmons, Devin McCourty, Earl Thomas, Kevin Byard
KO in the Deep Out Zone In Deep outside zones expect improve reactions & catch knockouts D.K. Metcalf, Tre’Davious White, Richard Sherman, Byron Jones
KO on the Deep Route In man-to-man situations, force more catch tackle knockouts than on deep routes (20+ yards from the line of scrimmage). Xavien Howard, Darius Slay Jr., Jaire Alexander, Marlon Humphrey
Deflator Non-conservative tackles cause increased ball carrier fatigue. Myles Jack, Lavonte David
Enforcer The ball carriers anticipate a certain tackle after hit-sticking. Harrison Smith, Jamal Adams, and Wagner, Bobby
KO in the Flat Zone In Flat zones expect improve reactions & catch knockouts Tyrann Mathieu, Richard Sherman, Jamal Adams, Stephon Gilmore, Harrison Smith, Derwin James, Tyrann Mathieu, Richard Sherman, Jamal Adams, Stephon Gilmore, Harrison Smith
Lumberjack With a good cut stick, you can count on more tackles and a lower risk of fumbling. Derwin James
Lurker Spectacular catch animations for defenders hiding in the shadows Eric Kendricks, Fred Warner, Lavonte David
KO on the medium route Improved knockouts in middle routes while facing an opponent Justin Simmons, Micah Hyde
KO in the middle zone In mid zones expect improve reactions & catch knockouts Eric Kendricks, Lavonte David, Budda Baker, Fred Warner
Ahead of the Game During man coverage, quick responses to the receiver are required. Jalen Ramsey, Stephon Gilmore, and James Bradberry III
Out of the Way Dominant impact blocks wins against WR’s, HB’s & TE’s Bobby Wagner
Outmatched Against RBs, there is a higher possibility of disputed catching. Myles Jack, Fred Warner, Demario Davis
Select a Performer On INT returns, increased endurance and precise receptions Tre’Davious White, Micah Hyde, Stephon Gilmore, Devin McCourty, Fitzpatrick, Minkah, Kevin Byard, Xavien Howard, Tre’Davious White, Micah Hyde, Stephon Gilmore, Devin McCourty, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Kevin Byard, Xavien Howard
KO on the Short Cut Improved knockouts while playing a short route opponent Marlon Humphrey, Chris Harris Jr., Tyrann Mathieu, Jaire Alexander
Stone retaining wall While tackling, prevent further yardage gains. Harrison Smith, Jamal Adams, Earl Thomas, Jamal Adams, Jamal Adams, Jamal Adams, Jamal Adams, Jamal Adams
Supreme Tackle Gain decreased fakeout chance & conservative tackles Bobby Wagner
Tip Drill Increased likelihood of catching tipped passes Minkah Fitzpatrick
Unfakeable Reduced likelihood of gaining a fakeout as the ball carrier moves. Darius Leonard, Derwin James, Devin McCourty, Budda Baker

Superstar Abilities of Offensive Linemen

Ability Description Players
All Day Provides defense against repeated shed attempts. Mitchell Schwartz, Tyron Smith, David Bakhtiari, and Trent Williams are among the players on the team.
Protective Edges Against top edge rushers, provides better pass protection. Mitchell Schwartz, Tyron Smith, Trent Williams, David Bakhtiari, Ryan Ramczyk, Terron Armstead, and Ronnie Stanley are among the players who have played in the NBA.
Once was enough to fool me. The pace of gaining blocking resistance has accelerated. Ryan Ramczyk, Lane Johnson
Lifeguard Increase your resistance against swim/club rush moves. Brandon Brooks is an actor who has been in many films.
Matador Provides defense against bull rushes. Brandon Scherff, Rodney Hudson
Nasty Streak is a term used to describe a pattern of behavior that is a term used to describe a pattern of behavior that Frequently attempt & win impact blocks against LBs & DBs when playing lineman or fullback. Mekhi Becton, Quenton Nelson, Lane Johnson, Trent Brown
Natural Ability Blocker resistance is a good way to start a game. Tristan Wirfs, Jason Kelce
Post Up When he’s in a double team block, he’s a force to be reckoned with Trent Brown, Ali Marpet, Zack Martin, Brandon Brooks, Brandon Scherff
Elite Puller The effectiveness of pull blocks has been improved. Mekhi Becton, Quenton Nelson, DeCastro, David
Protective Screen On screen plays, the dominant impact block wins. Jason Kelce, Zack Martin
Tear Resistant Ability to protect against rips as though they had a second point of resistance. David DeCastro
Unspun Resistance to spin pass rush moves has been improved. Andrew Whitworth is a writer from the United Kingdom.

Superstar Pass Rush/Run Defense Abilities

Ability Description Players
a rush of adrenaline Pass rush points are restored when sacks are taken. Chase Young, Von Miller
B.O.G.O After investing a point, you get a free rush pass rush move.
Rally for Defense On any 3rd or 4th down, give all defensive linemen an extra pass rush point. Armstead, Arik
Threat from the Periphery The dominant pass rush travels along the perimeter of the field. Joey Bosa, Demarcus Lawrence, Nick Bosa, TJ Watt, Khalil Mack, Von Miller, Myles Garrett, Joey Bosa, Demarcus Lawrence, Nick Bosa, TJ Watt
Elite Edge Threat Grants increased QB pressure & dominant edge rush moves Shaquil Barrett, Chandler Jones, Za’Darius Smith, Cameron Jordan, Danielle Hunter
El Toro From maximum pass rush points, dominate bull rush wins. Jones, Chris, DeForest Buckner, Fletcher Cox, Grady Jarrett, Aaron Donald, JJ Watt, Myles Garrett, Chris Jones, DeForest Buckner, Fletcher Cox, Grady Jarrett, Aaron Donald, JJ Watt
Extra Points Gain an extra maximum pass rush point Nick Bosa
Stuff on the Goal Line Near the goal line, faster run sheds Chris Jones
Stuff on the Inside Allows for faster Runs shedding while playing against the inner zone. Grady Jarrett, Kenny Clark, Aaron Donald, Calais Campbell, Cameron Heyward is a British actor., Deforest Buckner, Jonathan Allen, Grady Jarrett, Kenny Clark, Aaron Donald, Calais Campbell, Cameron Heyward, Deforest Buckner, Jonathan Allen
Rebate in a flash When you successfully block a pass, you get a pass rush point. Cameron Jordan, Kenny Clark
Mr. Big Refusal On third and fourth down, use half of your pass rush points. Smith, Za’Darius
There are no outsiders. Allows for quicker run shedding in the face of outside zone plays. Khalil Mack, Von Miller, Joey Bosa, Aaron Donald, Cameron Jordan, TJ Watt, and Chase Young are among the players on the roster.
Out of the Way Win impact block battles against WRs, HBs, and TEs. Darius Leonard, Za’Darius Smith, Demario Davis
Become a member of the Elite Gain the ability to tackle/sock blockers while engaged in combat. Danielle Hunter, Atkins, Geno, Chandler Jones, Ryan Kerrigan
Ripper When trying rip movements, ignore one bar of blocker resistance. Geno Atkins
Stopper for Running Attempts to shed are free during run plays. Jonathan Allen, Calais Campbell, JJ Watt
Tackler Protected Gives you a better chance of succeeding on successful cautious tackles. Demario Davis, Fletcher Cox
Speedster When trying Speed rush moves, become partly immune to blocking resistances. Brian Burns, Nick Bosa, Danielle Hunter, Chase Young
Strip Expertise When trying to strip the ball, the tackle penalty is reduced. Khalil Mack, Myles Garrett, Shaquil Barrett, Chandler Jones, TJ Watt, Darius Leonard, and Brian Burns are among the players who have played in the NFL.
Swim Club Use Swim/Club movements to go around Blocker resistances. JJ Watt, Joey Bosa, Demarcus Lawrence, Arik Armstead
When You’re Under Pressure The disruption zone has grown, as has the pressure on QB. Aaron Donald, Chris Jones, DeForest Buckner, Demarcus Lawrence, Fletcher Cox
Unpredictable When executing shed victories, they are less likely to raise their blockers’ resistance bars. Cameron Heyward

Superstar Quarterback Abilities

Ability Description Players
Extender for Agile Defend yourself against a blitzing DB’s initial sack. Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson is an American football player who plays for the
Extender that is anchored Guaranteed to thwart a blitzing DB’s initial sack attempt Prescott, Dak
Radar Blitz Extra blitzers on the field should be highlighted. Russell Wilson
Comeback When you lose, your zone objectives are reduced. Patrick Mahomes is a quarterback in the National Football League. is a quarterback in the National Football League. is a quarterback in the National Football League. is a quarterback in the National Football League.
Conductor The speed of hot routing and blocking adjustment has significantly improved. Tom Brady
Deadeye is a dashing character. On the run up, perfect throw accuracy up to 40 yards. Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes
‘Escape Artist’ is a fictional character Scrambling speed increases when you leave the pocket. Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson is a rapper from the United States. is a rapper from the United States. is a rapper from the United States. is a rapper from the United States., Josh Allen, and Kyler Murray are some of the best quarterbacks in the league.
Fastbreak On planned QB runs, ballcarry control has improved. Lamar Jackson
Fearless When in the pocket, he is impervious to defensive pressure. Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, and Tom Brady
Gunslinger Speed of throwing animations & the velocity on bullet passes are increased Aaron Rodgers is a quarterback in the NFL. is a quarterback in the NFL., Russell Wilson, Josh Allen, and Kyler Murray are some of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
Scrambler with Bravado When running, he is immune to penalties imposed by pressure. Russell Wilson, Dak Prescott
Master of the Hot Route Obtain four new hot routes. Tom Brady
Juke Box  Gain control of your juke animations. Lamar Jackson
Deadeye at Long Range With feet positioned, perfect accuracy on all deep throws.
Deadeye No-Look Allows for pinpoint accuracy on cross-body throws of up to 20 yards. Patrick Mahomes
Elite Pass Lead When the leading bullet passes, the throw power rises. Aaron Rodgers
Quick Sketch When you’re under pressure, you’ll be able to throw faster animations. Carson Wentz is a quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings.
Deadeye in the Red Zone When you’re in the red zone, you can make flawless passes. Patrick Mahomes
Deadeye on the loose While feet are placed outside the pocket, perfect accuracy on all unpressured throws. Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers
Lead with your feet When the leading bullet passes with set feet, the THP increases. Tom Brady
Tight Out TEs who defeat their coverage with accurate catches Lamar Jackson

The X-Factor Abilities of the Quarterback

Ability Description Players
Bazooka When completing a pass of 30 yards or more in the air, the maximum throwing distance is raised inside the zone (83 yards). Patrick Mahomes
Gambler Faster passes are not picked by AI defenders. Aaron Rodgers
Pro Reads While disregarding pressure, the first open target is highlighted. Drew Brees and Tom Brady
Truzz When you’re tackled, you’ll gain immunity to fumbling. Lamar Jackson

Running Back & Half Back Superstar Abilities

Ability Description Players
Arm Bar Learn how to make strong stiff arm motions. Derrick Henry is a professional basketball player. is a professional basketball player., Joe Mixon
Master of the Backfield Against LB and DL, there are four more hot routes, better route running, and enhanced catching. McCaffrey, Christian
Mismatch in the backfield Against LBs, better routes for receiving from the backfield Jones, Aaron, Saquon Barkley, Kyle Juszczyk is a member of the Juszczyk family.
Beam of Equilibrium When carrying a ball, it reduces the risk of tripping. Dalvin Cook, Joe Mixon, Nick Chubb is a professional football player. is a professional football player.
Bruiser Truck and stiff-arm motions are now more strong. Nick Chubb
Bulldozer Truck animations that are more powerful. Jacobs, Josh
Closer In the second half, zone goals were reduced. Derrick Henry
Energizer After successfully utilizing skill moves, stamina is restored. Dalvin Cook, Ezekiel Elliott
Evasive Steerable juke & spin animations. McCaffrey, Christian, Saquon Barkley
Juke Box  Gain control of your juke animations. Alvin Kamara is a basketball player. is a basketball player. is a basketball player., Dalvin Cook
Leap Frog Fumbling is less likely while you’re hurdling. McCaffrey, Christian, Ezekiel Elliott, Saquon Barkley
Nightmare Matchup When playing against LBs, you’ll be able to run faster routes and catch more balls. Alvin Kamara
Nasty Streak Frequently attempt & win impact blocks against LBs & DBs when playing lineman or fullback. Kyle Juszczyk
Playmaker Reactions to playmaker inputs are quick and accurate. Christian McCaffrey
Apprentice RB When lined up at RB, there are four more hot routes. Alvin Kamara
Take a Chance on It When you are tackled, you get more yards. Ezekiel Elliott, Nick Chubb
Second Chance When your stamina is half gone, replenish it once each play. Jacobs, Josh
Tank Breaking hit-stick tackles is a possibility. Derrick Henry, Leonard Fournette

Running Back & Half Back X-Factor Abilities

Ability Description Players
Breaker of Ankles When a player gets caught, the rate of Fakeout on skill movements is enhanced. Christian McCaffrey
Backlash On non-conservative tackles, tackler weariness is higher. Derrick Henry
The first one is free. Fakeout is common on the following juke, spin, or hurdle. Dalvin Cook, Saquon Barkley
Train of Goods Breaking the following tackle attempt has a better probability. Derrick Henry, Ezekiel Elliott
Satellite RAC and possession catches versus single coverage will be won. Alvin Kamara
Ball of Wreckage Trucks and strong arms have a high success rate. Nick Chubb

Superstar Wide Receiver and Tight-End Abilities

Ability Description Players
Deep Within The Elite Accurately grab deep passes inside the numbers. Terry Mclaurin, Kenny Golladay, Stefon Diggs
Elite of the Deep Accurately catch deep passes away from the numbers. Allen Robinson II, Mike Evans, Travis Kelce is a wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboy, TY Hilton, Amari Cooper, and Julio Jones are among the players on the roster.
Grab-N-Go Gain faster turning/change-of-direction after a successful RAC capture. Tyreek Hill, Odell Beckham Jr., and Stefon Diggs
Juke Box Gain control of your juke animations. Tyreek Hill, Odell Beckham Jr., and Stefon Diggs
Leap Frog Fumbling is less likely while you’re hurdling. Travis Kelce
In the Elite, you’re in the middle. Accurately grab medium passes inside the numbers. Courtland Sutton, Mike Evans, Deandre Hopkins, Zach Ertz, Julian Edelman, and Kyle Pitts are among the players on the team.
Elite Mid-Range Accurately catch medium passes away from the numbers. Calvin Ridley, Keenan Allen, Julio Jones, DJ Moore, Adam Thielen, Chris Godwin
Apprenticeship in the Field When you line up outside, you’ll get four more scorching routes. Justin Jefferson, Allen Robinson II, Keenan Allen, Amari Cooper, Davante Adams, Calvin Ridley, Terry Mclaurin
Recuperation Allows for a faster recovery from tiredness. Aaron Jones
The Threat of a Red Zone When compared to single coverage, catches in the red zone are better. Davante Adams, Cooper Kupp, D.K. Metcalf, Kyle Pitts, Rob Gronkowski is a tight end for the New England Patriots, Mike Evans, Deandre Hopkins, Kenny Golladay, Davante Adams, Davante Adams, Davante Adams, Davante Adams, Davante Adams, Davante Adams, Davante Adams, Davante Adams, Davante Adams, Davant
Man, please return. On kick and punt returns, be able to swiftly transfer momentum, alter direction, and round the corner without losing speed. Andre Roberts, Cordarelle Patterson
Apprentice on the Route Four more popular routes, regardless of their alignment. George Kittle is a well-known actor.
Technician on the Route When you’re jogging along a path, you’ll be able to make quicker cutbacks. TY Hilton, Amari Cooper, Julio Jones, Davante Adams, Michael Thomas is a writer and a musician., and Justin Jefferson are some of the most well-known athletes in the world.
In the elite, being short is an advantage. Accurately catch short passes inside the numbers. Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins, Hopkins
Elite Shortening Accurate receptions on short throws outside of the numbers are possible. Tyreek Hill, George Kittle, DJ Moore, Michael Thomas, and Darren Waller are among the NFL’s top players.
Apprenticeship Slot When you line up in the slot, you’ll get four more hot routes. Cole Beasley, Adam Thielen
Slot-O-Matic Gain precise catching and improved cutes on short slot routes. Cole Beasley, Keenan Allen, Adam Thielen, Cooper Kupp, Chris Godwin
Tank Almost every hit-stick tackle will be broken. Rob Gronkowski
Apprenticeship in TE When you’re lined up at TE, you’ll get four more hot routes. Darren Waller, Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz
Apprenticeship with WR At any WR position, get four extra hot routes. Michael Thomas

X-Factor Abilities in Wide Receiver and Tight-End

Ability Description Players
Double Me Against single coverage, win aggressive catches. Davante Adams, Travis Kelce, Mike Evans, Deandre Hopkins, Julio Jones
Maximum Safety Possession receptions have a higher success rate. Michael Thomas, Keenan Allen, Amari Cooper
RAC ‘Em Up, RAC ‘Em Up, RAC ‘Em RAC catches against single coverage will be won. Tyreek Hill, Stefon Diggs
YAC ‘Em Up, YAC ‘Em Up, YAC ‘E Breaking the initial post-catch tackle has a better chance now. Darren Waller, George Kittle

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