Colin Kaepernick hasn’t been in the NFL since 2016 and while I’m sure people will have strong views in the comments as to why he’s out of the league, the 32-year-old could probably physically be a quarterback in the NFL in 2020. But despite the belief that he probably could still play, it really looks like it’s not going to happen.
That doesn’t mean he can’t be playing for an NFL team in a virtual sense. That’s what EA Sports is doing as they announced they have added Kaepernick to Madden NFL 21. In their statement, EA said that they “want to make Madden NFL a place that reflects Colin’s position and talent, rates him as a starting QB, and empowers our fans to express their hopes for the future of football.” This comes two years after EA apologized for deleting Kaepernick’s name from songs that were in the game.
— Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) September 8, 2020
Kaepernick is currently available to play and he’s got an 81 overall rating. In addition, Brandon Gaudin and Charles Davis recorded commentary regarding Kaepernick whenever he plays. Kaepernick’s “signature” TD celebration is him raising a Black Power fist.
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) September 8, 2020
This year’s Madden has been widely panned for being a $60 roster update and that EA appears to only care about Ultimate Team (due to microtransactions). Pretty much, that’s the case for all of EA Sports’ games so maybe including Kaepernick will get people to stop talking about how bad the game is.