I don't know if this is intended but my character in rookie career is basically never benched it might happen once in an entire match even when energy has worn down to the point of barely being usable. By the 4th quarter I've got virtually nothing left but will still not be benched.
I don't know if this is due to the quarters only being 7.5 minutes but I remember Evolution 1 had it set up so your stamina/endurance/energy wore down in sync with how long the quarters were. That doesn't seem to happen here so I adjusted the degradation slider to 70 because by default I just didn't seem to burn through it.
Anyway just hoping it's not a bug and I can fix it with sliders or something.