NFL
September 8, 2020
BY Lance Cartelli

Colin Kaepernick Added to 'Madden' For First Time Since 2016

Colin Kaepernick is back on the gridiron... sort of. 

EA Sports announced Tuesday that the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been added to the game for the first time since the 2016 installment. 

Kaepernick is rated 81 overall, higher than Cam Newton, as he's the highest-rated free agent passer in the game. 

Kap, of course, was unofficially blackballed by the NFL — and the Madden franchise — after kneeling during the national anthem to protest systemic racism and police brutality. 

EA Sports issued the following statement on Twitter:

“Colin Kaepernick is one of the top free agents in football and a starting-caliber quarterback. The team at EA SPORTS, along with millions of Madden NFL fans, want to see him back in our game.

“Knowing that our EA SPORTS experiences are platforms for players to create, we 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. We’ve worked with Colin to make this possible, and we’re excited to bring it to all of you today.”

While this is a step in the right direction for Madden and the NFL, it still doesn't solve the issue that Kap is still unsigned, and why he's been absent from the game since 2016. 

Outside of Kap, EA Sports has had plenty of issues with the current Madden game — including multiple trending Twitter topics over the failed Franchise Mode, being review-bombed by jilted consumers along with some pretty terrible player ratings

Now that Kap has been added to the game, will you sign him to your team? 

Photo: EA Sports