Super Tecmo Bowl on SNES is an all-time favourite, as are Joe Montana Football around the Genesis and Mut 21 coins Quarterback Club on N64. Of course NFL Blitz too. Madden is the sole licensed NFL game these days, so I've adapted to settling for it actually preferring the fluidity of those 2K soccer games once I had a decision. That is all to say , in case you like the NFL, then you don't have any choice other than Madden if you want something which attempts to simulate the real thing.
To its credit, Madden NFL 21 arguably has the ideal core gameplay that the series has ever had. AI to get defenders is formidable without feeling as it cheats the machine and the CPU can put up a serious fight on All-Pro and All-Madden difficulties. They included more choices for pass-rushing so that you don't feel unworthy as a defensive lineman this year and all of the Superstar skills do a solid job of making high-impact players feel actually impactful.
By way of instance, after Ezekiel Elliott stands for more than 10-yards three times in a game, he becomes a lot more challenging to bring down on the first hit against the line of scrimmage. That emulates the feeling of momentum running backs experience as a match wears on where the shield will slow down and get drained, opening up space for RBs to possess bigger profits in the second half. It becomes a bit of a chess game for each team to try and'activate' their Superstar Mut 21 coins for sale players to provide them an edge in various scenarios.