First time former 49ers quarterback has been in the popular video game since 2016 – the last time he played
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Colin Kaepernick is still without an NFL job, four years after he began kneeling during national anthem to protest racial injustice. But the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has at least returned to the virtual football field.
EA’s popular video game, Madden 2021, announced Tuesday that Kaepernick will be available as a free agent for users to add to their teams. It’s the first time Kaepernick has been available as a player since 2016, the last time he stepped foot on an actual football field.
He will be available to users who play in Franchise mode, which allows players to create their own rosters.
“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,” EA said in a statement. “We’ve had a long relationship with Colin through Madden NFL and worked through our past soundtrack mistakes.”
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