Have you played Franchise mode? If so, what is it like? More depth or options?
Especially in relation to the Draft at the end of seasons and free agents. I remember Madden '99 the draft was full of great young players every year who could step straight in, and the best thing to do was run up stats, then trade your guys away for first round draft picks.
Than in Madden 2000, the quality of the players in the draft really really sucked.
Plus, no decent players became available through FA in either game. In 99, Kordell Stewart became available, but hey, he's not that good.