While Electronics Arts may have locked down the NFL license on console, mobile is more open. NFL Players Inc is looking to give away their license to a new developer through a new competition.
Through the "Mobile Madness Challenge," developers will submit pitches for an "innovative mobile gaming concept" featuring NFL players. The competition begins today and runs through April 20th, and is open to independent and established gaming studios.
Three finalists will then be chosen to pitch to to the NFLPI executive team. The winner will be granted a license for the 2014-5 season, which includes rights to NFL Players Inc trademarks, as well as names, likenesses, uniform numbers, photographs, voices, replica signatures, and biographical information of active players. The winners will also receive a $10,000 social media marketing credit.
To enter, you can download a submission form here.