Madden NFL 10 (PlayStation3)
With the salary cap off, find a player you want (for example, Calvin Johnson). Select him, go to "Edit Player", and change him to a QB. His rating will drop to 12. Press Start and choose to keep the player without saving. Trade your lowest rated WR for him. The trade will be accepted. Go back in and edit him back to a WR. You will now have Calvin Johnson without losing anyone important.
Franchise mode: Re-signing players for less
Use the following trick to re-sign players for less in Franchise mode off-season. When you go to re-sign players, go to your "Player Management" screen first. Change the player that you want to re-sign to another position, such as a kicker or punter (the worst overall possible). Go back to re-sign that player for a lot less. Note: You cannot save the change unless you have enough players at that position after you change the player's position. For example, to change a cornerback to a kicker you must have four other cornerbacks remaining.
Franchise mode: Different free agents
In Franchise mode off-season, after you re-sign your players save the game. Enter Free Agent mode. If you do not like the free agents available (for example, if you need a top wide receiver and there are none), reload the game until you like the players that are available. You can also do this to make your division easier. For example, if you are the Jets and Randy Moss goes from the Patriots to the Rams then you do not have to worry about facing a player like that twice a season.
Superstar mode: 99 overall rookie
Create a player at the position you want to play at. Make sure he is a rookie and set his overall to 99. Save your roster. Next, go to Career mode and select "Become a Superstar". Next, select "Play as NFL Rookie". Your superstar should be at the top of the list.
- Score about 112 points in Franchise mode. This was done after the PAT was kicked. The message will appear at the bottom of the screen.
- Throw 500 career touchdowns to get the message "Congratulations from the Madden NFL 10 team! Brett who?"
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- Get twelve interceptions in a game to see a secret message.
Complete the following tasks to unlock PlayStation3 trophy rewards.
- Sprint 2 Minute Drill (Bronze): Win after being behind in the final 2 minutes of a game. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
- Fight for the Fumble (Bronze): Win possession of the ball after a fumble pile-up. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
- Frozen Tundra (Bronze): Win at Lambeau Field in freezing weather. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
- The Gang's All Here (Bronze): Trigger a gang tackle with 7+ players. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
- All Day No Way (Silver): Record 3 tackles for a loss on Adrian Peterson. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
- Buzzkill (Silver): Intercept a pass intended for Randy Moss. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
- From Me To You (Silver): Complete a pass for a TD with your partner in an Online Co-op game. 5 min qtrs, All Pro.
- Go Back to Basketball (Silver): Tackle Antonio Gates inside the 5 yard line. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
- Go Bag Some Groceries (Silver): Force Kurt Warner to fumble on a sack. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
- Have to Be This Tall to Ride (Silver): Stiff arm or juke Bob Sanders. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
- Hey Buddy! (Silver): Complete a lateral with your partner in an Online Co-Op game. 5 min qtrs, All Pro.
- Larry Stickyfingers (Silver): Get 10 user catches (no drops) with Larry Fitzgerald. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
- Laser Arm? (Silver): Intercept Peyton Manning 3 times. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
- Mr. Not-So-Perfect (Silver): Intercept a Tom Brady pass. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
- Nothing Without the Dark Visor (Silver): Force a LaDanian Tomlinson fumble. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no Pro Bowl, no co-op).
- Look what I found! (Gold): Win a fumble pile-up in the end zone for a TD. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
- Nano (Gold): Sack the QB before he can hand the ball off. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
- Pocket Monster (Gold): Stay in the pocket for at least 10 seconds. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
- Super Bowl MVP-like (Gold): Catch a TD to take the lead with under 30 seconds left. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
- Why Can't We Be Friends? (Gold): Complete an online Co-Op game. 5 min qtrs, All Pro.
- Wounded Duck (Gold): Complete a pass to an unintended receiver. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
- Madden NFL 10 Master (Platinum): Congratulations on earning every Madden NFL 10 trophy!
Additionally there are three secret trophies.
- Well played. Really. (Bronze): Throw the ball away on 4th down. 5 min qtrs, All Pro (no co-op).
- Mature Newbie (Bronze): Create a player or Superstar at the oldest possible age.
- Safety Inspection Required (Bronze): Create a team from Springfield.
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