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Madden 24: All Combine Questions and Answers

Every answer to every Combine question in Madden 24.

In Madden 24 Superstar Mode, the 32 NFL teams your player will be eligible to join will want to know that they’ve put their stock into the right player. Scouts don’t only want to know how good your vertical is or how quickly you can run the 40-yard dash. They’re also inquisitive about how well you know your NFL history and will ask you a series of questions that can positively or negatively affect your draft stock. In this guide, we’ll give you all of the correct answers to any questions you might be asked during the Combine.

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The Answers to Every Combine Question in Madden 24

In total, there are over 70 questions that your character will be asked during the Combine. While that seems like a lot, don’t be too intimidated — you’ll only have to answer 10 of them. Because these 10 questions are randomized, you should never get the same set of questions twice. Therefore, it’s important you ace it. Here are all of the questions and their corresponding answers.

  • Question: John Madden was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. In what Ohio City is the Hall of Fame located?
    • Answer: Canton. Odd place for it considering the lack of success of both Ohio teams.
  • Question: The number of ’72 Dolphins losses plus the number of Tom Brady Super Bowl wins equals…
    • Answer: Seven.
  • Question: Despite their names, which state do the New York Jets and New York Giants play their home games in?
    • Answer: New Jersey.
  • Question: After winning the MVP award in 2005, which RB was on the cover of Madden 07?
    • Answer: Shaun Alexander.
  • Question: Which Hall of Fame RB is the NFL’s Man of the Year Award named after?
    • Answer: Walter Payton.
  • Question: Which state is not home to an NFL team?
    • Answer: Oklahoma.
  • Question: Chad Johnson’s jersey number plus Bengals Super Bowls equals…
    • Answer: 85.
  • Question: Which of the following countries has an NFL game NOT been played yet?
    • Answer: Italy.
  • Question: Four touchdowns plus three successful PATs plus two field goals equals…
    • Answer: 33.
  • Question: What is the color of the flag a coach would throw into the field if he wanted the previous play to be reviewed?
    • Answer: Red.
  • Question: Aaron Rodgers’ jersey number plus Patrick Mahomes’ jersey number minus Joe Burrow’s jersey number equals…
    • Answer: 14.
  • Question: Which is the only franchise to start the season 0-4 but still make the playoffs?
    • Answer: Chargers.
  • Question: After winning the Rookie of the Year award in 2006, what player was on the cover of “Madden ’08?”
    • Answer: Vince Young.
  • Question: Which of the following QBs was not a former No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft?
    • Answer: Joe Montana.
  • Question: What city did the Chargers franchise play in before moving to Los Angeles?
    • Answer: San Diego.
  • Question: John Madden is synonymous with what Thanksgiving dish?
    • Answer: Turducken.
  • Question: Who are the only teammates who were on the cover of Madden in consecutive years?
    • Answer: Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.
  • Question: Which southern city has hosted a record 11 Super Bowls?
    • Answer: Miami.
  • Question: The New England Patriots play in what Boston suburb?
    • Answer: Foxborough.
  • Question: At least how many offensive players must be on the line of scrimmage?
    • Answer: Seven.
  • Question: What does RPO stand for?
    • Answer: Run Pass Option.
  • Question: What is the maximum number of coach’s challenges a team can have in a single game?
    • Answer: Three.
  • Question: Which city has never hosted a Super Bowl?
    • Answer: Chicago.
  • Question: “The Frozen Tundra” is the nickname given to what team’s home field?
    • Answer: Green Bay Packers.
  • Question: The trophy awarded to the team that wins the Super Bowl is named after what former NFL head coach?
    • Answer: Vince Lombardi.
  • Question: In 2000, who was the first player to appear on the cover of “Madden” without coach Madden also on the cover?
    • Answer: Eddie George.
  • Question: What Pittsburgh Steeler running back pulled in the catch on “The Immaculate Reception?”
    • Answer: Franco Harris.
  • Question: Following a touchback on a kickoff, what yard line does the ball come out to?
    • Answer: 25-yard line.
  • Question: Which team famously sang “The Super Bowl Shuffle” before winning their franchise’s only Super Bowl to date?
    • Answer: Bears.
  • Question: Which NFL owner famously said, “Just win, baby!”?
    • Answer: Al Davis.
  • Question: In the Super Bowl era, which pair of division rivals are the only teams to complete undefeated regular seasons?
    • Answer: New England and Miami.
  • Question: Which of the following states is not home to at least two NFL teams?
    • Answer: Arizona.
  • Question: The number of teams in each conference plus the number of points a field goal is worth equals…
    • Answer: 19.
  • Question: Which of the following has NOT been a matchup in the Super Bowl?
    • Answer: Pittsburgh vs. San Francisco.
  • Question: How many seconds is the NFL play clock?
    • Answer: 40.
  • Question: Which QB caught a touchdown pass on the famous “Philly Special” in the Super Bowl
    • Answer: Nick Foles.
  • Question: Who is the only NFL coach to appear in four consecutive conference championships with two different franchises?
    • Answer: Andy Reid.
  • Question: How many defensive backs are on the field if a defense is in nickel?
    • Answer: Five.
  • Question: Which member of the Seattle Seahawks “Legion of Boom” defense was on the cover of Madden 15?
    • Answer: Richard Sherman.
  • Question: Chad Johnson led the NFL in receiving yards in 2006 as a member of what team?
    • Answer: Bengals.
  • Question: After meeting in the Super Bowl in the previous season, which two players shared the cover of Madden ’10?
    • Answer: Larry Fitzgerald and Troy Polamalu.
  • Question: “Orange Crush” was the nickname given to which team’s defensive line in the 1970s?
    • Answer: Broncos.
  • Question: What year was the original John Madden Football game released?
    • Answer: 1988.
  • Question: Which of the following matchups was the only Super Bowl to go to overtime?
    • Answer: New England vs. Atlanta.
  • Question: How many yards is the defense penalized for roughing the passer?
    • Answer: 15 yards.
  • Question: What is the name of the team John Madden put together each year based on who he thought played the game of football the way it should be played?
    • Answer: All-Madden.
  • Question: The number of teams Peyton Manning played for plus the number of teams Brett Favre played for equals…
    • Answer: Six.
  • Question: The number of points a safety is worth plus the number of teams that make the playoffs each season equals…
    • Answer: 16.
  • Question: How many yards does an onside kick need to go for the kicking team to successfully recover?
    • Answer: 10.
  • Question: When a QB takes a knee to end the game, what is the formation popularly called?
    • Answer: Victory Formation.
  • Question: Lamar Jackson was on the cover of Madden 21. Who is the only other Baltimore Raven to appear on the cover?
    • Answer: Ray Lewis.
  • Question: Who is the NFL’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns?
    • Answer: Jerry Rice.
  • Question: Who holds the NFL record for all-time leading scorer in NFL history?
    • Answer: Adam Viniatieri.
  • Question: An illegal contact penalty occurs when a defensive player makes contact with a receiver beyond how many yards?
    • Answer: 5 yards.
  • Question: Which NFC team is known as “America’s Team”?
    • Answer: Dallas Cowboys.
  • Question: What former Madden cover athlete did Peyton Hillis beat out in a fan vote to be on the cover of Madden 12?
    • Answer: Michael Vick.
  • Question: What city did the Titans franchise play in before moving to Nashville, Tennessee?
    • Answer: Houston.
  • Question: What city did the Colts play in before moving to Indianapolis, Indiana?
    • Answer: Baltimore.
  • Question: What other professional sport did both Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson play during their NFL careers?
    • Answer: Baseball.
  • Question: Which city did Peyton Manning famously use as an audible during his tenure with the Denver Broncos?
    • Answer: Omaha.
  • Question: How many defensive backs are on the field if a Defense is in Dime?
    • Answer: 6.
  • Question: How many defensive backs are on the field if a Defense is in Dime?
    • Answer: 5.
  • Question: One touchdown plus one successful two-point conversion plus two field goals equals…
    • Answer: 14 points.
  • Question: As a commentator, John Madden popularized the use of what NFL broadcast feature?
    • Answer: Telestrator.
  • Question: How many timeouts does a team get per half?
    • Answer: 3.
  • Question: In 2021, T.J. Watt tied what New York Giants player’s record of 22.5 sacks in a single season?
    • Answer: Michael Strahan.
  • Question: Adrian Peterson was beat out in a fan vote by what Hall of Fame running back to be on the cover of Madden’s 25th Anniversary Edition?
    • Answer: Barry Sanders.
  • Question: Who did John Madden share the announce booth with for eight Super Bowls?
    • Answer: Pat Summerall.
  • Question: A formation where the ball is snapped directly to a running back or wide receiver instead of the QB is commonly called what?
    • Answer: Wildcat Offense.
  • Question: What member of the Rams’ “Greatest Show on Turf” team was on the cover of “Madden ’23?”
    • Answer: Marshall Faulk.
  • Question: Two touchdowns, plus two successful PATs, plus one safety equals…
    • Answer: 16 points.
  • Question: Which personnel alignment indicates there are two WRs, one RB, and two TEs on the field?
    • Answer: 12 Personnel.
  • Question: Which team did John Madden coach to their first Super Bowl win?
    • Answer: Raiders.

Those are all of the combine questions and answers in Madden 24. For more, from a complete list of X-Factors, best playbooks, and how to throw specific passes, head over to our Madden training facility.


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