Colin Kaepernick returned to Madden. Since the 2016 season, when the current San Francisco 49ers' signaler began to kneel down during the national anthem to protest the racial inequality and police brutality in the United States, Kaepernick will return to Madden on Tuesday at EA announced. If players want to obtain elite players like Kaepernick, they need to increase their Madden 21 Coins income. Kaepernick's virtual NFL comeback became the top free agent quarterback in Madden 21, with an overall score of 81. His rating puts him among the elite quarterbacks in Madden 21 and ranks in the top 15 of the 111 quarterbacks in video games.
EA Sports issued the following statement on Tuesday:
"Colin Kaepernick is one of the top free agents in football and an entry-level quarterback. The EA SPORTS team and millions of Madden NFL fans want to see him return to our game. Knowing that our EA SPORTS experience is a platform for players to create, we hope to make Madden NFL a place that reflects Colin’s position and talent, rank him as the starting QB, and let our fans express their hopes for the future of football. We have Working with Colin to achieve this goal, we are happy to bring it to everyone today."
Kaepernick made his Madden debut as a rookie in 2011. According to EA Sports, from 2013 to 2015, he played the leading role in Madden TV commercials for three consecutive years, more than any player in the history of the game. The last time Kaepernick appeared in a game was in Madden 17. The game was released on August 23, 2016, when the reserve quarterback decided not to stand and sing "Stars and Stripes" during the game, marking his first protest before the game "Systemic oppression, racism, police terrorism and injustice". EA Sports responded by updating Madden’s in-game comment, which briefly introduced the entire NFL protest movement triggered by Kaepernick.
Before the release of Madden 21, EA negotiated with Kaepernick to negotiate his portrait rights so that he could return to the game for the first time in four years. Starting from Tuesday’s update, "Madden 21" users will have the opportunity to sign Kaepernick with any team in the National Football League in the franchise game mode. All users have the opportunity to play the role of Kaepernick in the first week. At present, the most effective way to sign Kaepernick is to Buy MUT Coins to increase players' income.
For many fans in football and gaming, this moment is crucial. Over the years, those who viewed Kaepernick as a hero for racial justice will have the opportunity to see his talents return to football.