Earlier this month, EA Canada's community manager tweeted that the company would announce a new sports title in January. Rumour now has it the game is an (American) football-based trainer with NFL branding.
Destructoid, citing unnamed sources, says the game is "NFL Trainer" and will put players through football-inspired workouts and drills. There's talk it will come with a football attachment that will assist players in learning how to throw perfect spirals.
If true, this is hardly exciting news for the core sports gamer. But it would be shrewd of EA Sports to differentiate its exergaming efforts with a pro league's licence, and try to extend the offering beyond the typical soccer-mum demographic.
I've reached out to my contacts with EA Sports to see if they want to knock this rumour down. We likely know the drill here: A) it's a holiday week, and B) few companies ever comment on rumour or speculation. Rumor: EA Sports Working on a Football Training Game [Destructoid]