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Colin Kaepernick has been added to Madden 21 with a high rating of 81 overall, we break down this move from EA Sports!

Colin Kaepernick added to Madden 21 at 81 overall
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EA Sports yesterday announced that they had decided to include Colin Kaepernick as a free agent QB in the latest version of there game, Madden 21. In a statement EA released to coincide with the announcement:

“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. Colin Kaepernick is one of the top free agents in football and a starting-calibre quarterback. The team at EA SPORTS, along with millions of Madden NFL fans, want to see him back in our game. We’ve had a long relationship with Colin through Madden NFL and worked through our past soundtrack mistakes.”

Whilst this is a move I’m in favour of its hard to see this as anything other than EA trying desperately to win back the goodwill of the customers it has ignored for the last couple of years. This reached a fever pitch this year with an online Twitter campaign for the NFL to drop EA and demands for Madden to be fixed. The internet is already awash with images of glitches from the new game, and this version of Madden has the lowest aggregated review score in several years. So EA had to do something to appease the fans and this appears to be their answer.

Kaepernick will be available for players to pick up in the much-maligned Franchise mode and comes in with a rating of 81 overall. This rating makes Kaepernick initially a better QB than 17 NFL Starters:

Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (80), Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (79), Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (78), Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (78), Bills quarterback Josh Allen (77), Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (77), Rams quarterback Jared Goff (76), Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (76), Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (75), Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (74), Jets quarterback Sam Darnold (73), Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (72), Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (72), Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (70), Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins (70), Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew (70), and Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor (69).

Will this news prompt you to pick up Madden 21 now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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