LOOK: Colin Kaepernick Is BACK! ...In Madden 21.

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He’s baaaaaack. EA Sports has done what no NFL team has been willing to do. They've brought back Colin Kaepernick. 

 

 

And along with the news, a statement from EA Sports & the Madden team. 

 

 

And according to The Undefeated, Kaepernick negotiated his own return, with EA.

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.

The 81 rating gives a higher QB rating than 96 other quarterbacks in the game, including:

  • Tennessee Titans' Ryan Tannehill (80)
  • Las Vegas Raiders' Derek Carr (79)
  • Cleveland Browns' Baker Mayfield (78)
  • New England Patriots' Cam Newton (78)
  • Buffalo Bills' Josh Allen (77)
  • Arizona Cardinals' Kyler Murray (77)

This Thursday to Sunday, the game will be free to play for everyone, celebrating the addition of Kap, and opening weekend in the NFL. The only problem? Apparently, according to fans, this game is terrible.

But, it’s not all bad news. If you play the game on PC, there’s a CFL mod available, made by a fan.