How Will Madden NFL 18 Handle The San Diego Chargers' Relocation?

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Stay classy, San Diego. 

What once was Ron Burgundy's sign-off at the end of every broadcast is now what the National Football League is likely telling America's Finest City.

Thursday morning, the NFL and San Diego Chargers owner Dean Spanos confirmed a Wednesday night report that the Chargers, who had been in San Diego for over 50 years, would be relocating to Los Angeles for the 2017 season. He said:

"After much deliberation, I have made the decision to relocate the Chargers to Los Angeles, beginning with the 2017 NFL season. San Diego has been our home for 56 years. It will always be part of our identity, and my family and I have nothing but gratitude and appreciation for the support and passion our fans have shared with us over the years."

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted out a link of the team's new logo following the official announcement. 

With the Chargers leaving San Diego, the time to reminisce on memories from LaDainian Tomlinson's MVP season in 2006 to those legendary powder blues. I think all NFL fans will agree that there's one single moment that was the greatest during the Chargers' tenure in San Diego.

What? Oh, this was the one single moment that was the greatest during the Chargers' tenure in San Diego.

I'm sure we'll see The Terminator back at some Chargers games in Los Angeles, but the Bolts' upcoming relocation is sure to raise more important questions for Madden players.

How will the relocation be handled by EA? Will we see the Los Angeles Chargers in Madden NFL 17? Can we move a team back to San Diego in Madden NFL 18?

Though we're months away from even the most basic Madden NFL 18 news, let's look at how EA has handled relocations in the past and what we do know about the Chargers' planned move. 

Published Jan. 12th 2017

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