Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been included in the latest Madden video game franchise, Madden 22.
Kaepernick received an 81 overall rating, which is higher than the ratings of other active quarterbacks, such as the winner of the 2020 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, Los Angeles Chargers’ Justin Herbert; Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings; and Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
EA Sports announced his inclusion on Twitter in 2020 despite his free agent status.
“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,” wrote EA.
Kaepernick is currently out of the NFL and has not played since January 2017. The 33-year-old is known for his protest against police brutality and social injustice throughout the United States by kneeling during the national anthem before a game started.
Meanwhile, the highest-rated quarterback in Madden 22 is Kansas City Chief’s star Patrick Mahomes with a 99 overall rating, followed by Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ QB Tom Brady with a 97 overall rating.
Madden also featured Kaepernick in its previous edition.