Pocket GM 20: Football Manager 4+

American Football Sim Game

Jonathan Howell

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.5 • 409 Ratings
    • Free

iPhone Screenshots


Be the General Manager of an American Football Franchise & build a Dynasty. Hire a Coach, then Sign, Trade, Release & Draft stars on your way to winning the Championship!

Pocket GM gives you the opportunity to run your very own American Football franchise. You take control of everything from hiring your Staff, managing your Roster, making Trades and Drafting new talent. Once you've done your job, sit back and watch each game play out on Gameday.

See your players develop and set records, or release them as they don't live up to expectations. Go all in to win, or tank for the #1 draft pick - it's up to you! Build your Football Dynasty!

- Player Faces - Created by ddraw from www.freepik.com
- Football Icons - Made by Nikita Golubev from www.flaticon.com
- App Preview Music - Enthusiast by Tours from www.freemusicarchive.org

What’s New

Version 1.3.4

To celebrate the launch of Pocket GM 21, I've decided to turn Pocket GM 20 into a free game.
- There are no catches, no in-app purchases and no ads (apart from a homepage banner linking to the new version).
- However, there won't be any further updates to this app, unless absolutely necessary, as I focus on the new 2021 game.

This will hopefully give you the chance to see what my games are all about and, if you enjoy it, give the new one a go.

This update does include a quick bug fix and reset of rosters, for all those who have played the old ones into the ground.
- Quick change implemented to fix bug which was preventing under 21s from appearing in 'All Player' list
- Rosters and staff refreshed


Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
409 Ratings

409 Ratings

robertmcc1470 ,

Great game, some recommendations

Everything I’m looking for in a gm style game. Would make it better if you could manually scout prospects, add some hidden gems, busts, etc. Also adding things like player personalities.. ie a loyal player will ask for less salary, a tough player who won’t get injured, clutch players, leadership attributes etc. also would be cool to have a morale system, as well as an upgrade for your coach because as far as I can tell they’re all the same except for offensive and defensive schemes. Also an idea would be to be able to upgrade your abilities, such as coaching ability, making your players develop faster. Negotiating skill, ability to keep a positive atmosphere, more tactics and other things. Also, ability to turn injuries off, change the salary cap, and maybe add random off field events to give your players more life because right now they seem just like an age and a rating that’s it. One thing I also do not understand is how the contracts work.. the bonus and salary appear to have the same effect on the salary cap for the duration of the contract while the bonus should just affect the cap the year the contract is signed while the salary is the yearly cap hit after that. Just some thoughts. Amazing game however so close to being perfect. Thank you!

Developer Response ,

Hi Robert, thanks so much for the fantastic feedback. A lot of great ideas there, which I’ll add to my backlog! Player personalities and coach depth is something that definitely seems in demand so I’ll try and find a way to work those in in a meaningful way which influences gameplay - a few other things I want to do first though.

On the contracts point, bonuses are spread across the contract as a guarantee. They are only treated differently to salary in the case of wanting to trade or release a player where the team is still liable to pay all of the guaranteed bonus.

Thanks again! Jon

jajajahih ,

Good game but a few things need to be added

I have played almost every sim football game out there and this is so far the best, most realistic one. The only thing is, there are several things left out. First of all it would be cool if we could see players stats in previous years before we start and what team they were drafted by. It would also be cool if we could customize our players and change their names and ratings and maybe even see what college a player went to. Also it would be great if there was player personality’s. Maybe some players have a mean sort of personality and don’t get along with others on the team. Maybe others are just looking for money, and maybe some players are looking to win or stay loyal to a team. Maybe others are looking for playing time and might demand a trade or won’t resign with you. That would be very realistic. Also to increase the realism maybe if your team is up big at the end of a game maybe they sub in the backups. Team morale could also effect whether your team goes up or down overalls based on how good your team is doing. Anyway, hope you have a good day and bye.

Jayden Hargett ,

This Game is Really Good

This game is so incredible in lots of ways and I’m so happy somebody though of this idea. I have noticed that this game has some issues with saving. Sometimes I’ll be in the middle of a game and if I leave and my phone cuts of for any reason all my progress is lost. Same thing with trades. Also you should have the option of letting the game go through free agency and re signing for you because everybody that plays this game is not a real life general manager and sometimes it’s hard to do the right things and make the right moves in free agency which causes the team to suffer which makes the game way less fun. Those are just a few little things that I don’t like about the game. I do have a couple of request though. One is that we should be able to watch other teams play as well. Like with the Super Bowl. I wanna be able to see what goes on. Also a player creation mode would be really cool or if you could edit the players. Also you should be able to be more than just one team so you can do cool stuff like simulation leagues. And also PLEASE MAKE A NBA GAME LIKE THIS. But anyways this game is really good and much love to the creators.

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