There also might not be a mode that obviously needs an advancement in Madden NFL 22 compared to Face of the Franchise. It does not have to be built from the ground up, it simply must have more attention paid to it. EA had a good idea when it offered up the capability to have a player from high school and college to the pros. After the mode debuted in Madden NFL 20, it seemed like a very good, if unfinished step. Then this past year's version appeared to be a significant step back. A souped-up, enhanced version of that mode will go a long way towards making Madden NFL 22's launch a large win over it's predecessor.
Even though Face of the Franchise could use some help, the franchise mode is always the one in the middle of controversy when the game's community is mad. Like the former game style, it doesn't have to be rebuilt from the ground up. What it does require is some quality of life updates to be able to earn the launch of the new match effective. It would help if EA compensated the same kind of attention to realism that MLB The Show does with its franchise style. The Show does not do anything particularly flashy, but the game style functions like they're running a major league leading office.
The Madden NFL series used to be similar in texture with its franchise mode. In fact, it was so good it really birthed a whole other sport which allowed people to feel as if they were both the head coach and general manager. Oddly, that appears to be about the time once the mode in Madden games fell off a bit. EA seems to understand that it ought to attract the rain when it has to do with the franchise mode. It said as much this autumn once the community expressed its disappointment over Madden NFL 21.