For the first time since 2016, Colin Kaepernick is part of the Madden video game as he has been added as a free agent to Madden 21.
Kaepernick, who is now 32, has an 81 rating, which puts him ahead of Kyler Murray (77), Cam Newton (78), and Joe Burrow (76) just to name a few. His 81 overall rating places him at No. 15 among quarterbacks in the Madden 21 game.
As you can see in the video clip below, when Kaepernick scores a touchdown on Madden 21, his signature celebration is a Black Power fist.
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— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) September 8, 2020
From The Undefeated:
This past summer, ahead of the release of Madden 21, EA Sports approached Kaepernick to negotiate the rights to his likeness so that he could return to the game for the first time in four years. According to multiple sources familiar with the negotiations, Kaepernick was “hands-on” in determining exactly how his avatar was depicted in Madden 21. EA Sports confirmed that Kaepernick requested that his player in the game wear an Afro — an update from his most recent head image in 2016 that portrayed him in Madden 17 with cornrows. Also, according to multiple sources, Kaepernick weighed in heavily on his avatar’s signature celebration — a Black Power fist — to reflect how he celebrated scoring plays the last time he took to the real-life football field during the 2016 NFL season.
As of Tuesday’s update, Madden 21 users will have the opportunity in the Franchise game mode to sign Kaepernick on any team in the NFL. And during NFL kickoff weekend from Thursday to Saturday, Madden 21 will be free to play for everyone, according to EA Sports, so all users have a chance to game as Kaepernick throughout Week 1.
Nation, are you excited that Kaepernick is back in the Madden video game? Do you think he will end up signing with an NFL team (in real life) this season?