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Colin Kaepernick returns to Madden video game for first time since 2016

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Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since 2016. That is despite many believing that the quarterback more-than deserves a chance somewhere in the league.

Because he has not been in the league since 2016, that means that he has not been in EA’s NFL video game franchise Madden for a while either. That has changed though. According to The Undefeated on Twitter, the quarterback is now in Madden 21. His first appearance in the game in a long time.

Colin Kaepernick is an 81 overall, which has brought up a pretty big discussion. That puts him over a lot of other quarterbacks in the game. This is obviously going to ruffle some feathers, as there are now quite a few teams that have a starting quarterback with a much worse overall than Kaepernick currently.

Of course, that’s not all that EA did. They also released a statement about the situation.

EA calls Kaepernick “one of the top free agents in football and a starting-caliber quarterback.” So it really should not be all that surprising that they believe he should be pretty high overall.

That being said, it is a little confusing considering his last appearance in the game. The last time that Colin Kaepernick was in Madden was in 2007. That year, he was given a 74 rating. Apparently they believe he has gotten better in recent years despite not playing.

It will be fun to see how Colin Kaepernick plays in the game. He has always been a great dual-threat quarterback and even in his final year with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016, he was putting up solid numbers.

A lot of people like to write him off, but the quarterback had some impressive moments and his stats were solid. He should be a fun addition to your franchise team. If you need a quarterback and want to add a different element to your team, he could be a perfect fit.

Kaepernick is still a free agent in the NFL. And it does not appear any team has any legitimate interest in him at this moment. He definitely deserves a chance though. And it appears EA agrees, as they’ve put him in their game for the first time in years.