It’s been a long time coming, but Colin Kaepernick is finally back on a Madden NFL game despite him still not being on a team in the actual NFL.
Kaepernick worked with EA Sports to virtually return to the field for Madden 21. Players can add him to whatever team they want and use him in franchise mode.
It’s pretty dope to see him back on the field, even if it is only virtually for the time being. People have already begun adding him to their favorite teams after getting the update and we’ve gotten some good glimpses of virtual Kap in action.
Kaepernick is rated at 81 overall – which has caused some controversy on Twitter. In Madden 21, Kaepernick currently has a higher rating than Kyler Murray, Cam Newton and several other starting quarterbacks across the league. In Madden 17, the last game in the series Kaepernick appeared in, he was a 74 overall.
The game has his real life look down to the last detail. He’s even got the afro on the game — on Madden 16 he still had cornrows.
He’s also got his own signature celebration — a Black power fist. He personally requested this for his player, according to The Undefeated.
He even has his own personalized introduction on the game.
This is pretty cool to see. Of course, it’s just a video game. But Kap being back on it feels like a step in the right direction. And his involvement in bringing his likeness back to the game makes it even better.
Now, NFL, your turn.