Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers first Quarterback who has devoted himself to social activism after being essentially banned from the NFL in 2017, will virtually return to the league.
According to an announcement by Electronic Arts via Twitter on Tuesday, the player will be a new addition to the roster of players from Madden NFL 21. EA opened its ad, saying that Kaepernick is “one of the leading free agents in American football and a potential starting quarterback”.
The description given by the developer goes straight to the center of questions about the athlete: Why no NFL team has hired Kaepernick since he started his protests against police brutality and racial injustice during the 2016 league season.
“Knowing that EA SPORTS experiences are a platform for players to create. We want to make Madden NFL a place that reflects Colin’s position and talent, evaluating him as a starting QB, and empowering fans to express their hopes for the future of American football,” said EA. “We worked with Colin to make this possible, and we are excited to bring this to you today.”
With this update, Madden NFL 21 players will be able to play Kaepernick in exhibition games or add him to any NFL team in Franchise mode.
Madden NFL 21 was released for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One on August 28. A version for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S / X will be released later.