In Madden 23, it’s sometimes safer for your player to catch the ball and then immediately force him down to stop the play. You can do just that with a possession catch. This catch is often best when you want to advance to the new line of scrimmage where the catch was made, especially if you need it on your final down. This will keep your player from being tackled after receiving the ball and make it less likely that they’ll fumble it. So, let’s learn how to make a possession catch in Madden 23.
How to Make a Possession Catch in Madden 23
To perform a possession catch in Madden 23, simply press X on PlayStation, A on Xbox, or E on PC.
Just like the aggressive catch, you can only perform the possession catch while the ball is in the air. Once you’ve ordered the pass to your intended target as the quarterback, you’ll automatically switch to the receiving player. Then, while the ball is still in flight, you have a window to order the possession catch. You cannot issue the command before the ball is thrown or after your receiver has caught or dropped it.
So when should you use a possession catch? It’s best to use this catch when you know the receiver will get hit almost immediately after catching the ball. In this case, there is a high chance your player will fumble the ball. However, by activating the catch, your player will drop to the ground as he’s making the catch, opting for a much safer reception.
It’s also crucial to use this catch if you want to secure the new line of scrimmage. If you don’t, there’s a chance you can get tackled in front of the line of scrimmage, not securing it. The same goes for if you’re making a throw near the sideline. This way, your player will attempt to keep their feet in bounds while making the catch.
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