Colin Kaepernick might not have returned to real football fields yet, but he’s back in virtual ones.
Starting today, the star football quarterback who sparked a national movement, can be chosen as a player in EA Sports’ latest Madden game, Madden NFL 21, released at the end of August. EA Sports states that players can put Kaepernick at the helm of any NFL team in Franchise mode and play with him in the game’s Play Now setting.
“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 Sports wrote in a statement on Twitter on its Madden NFL 21 account. The account also tweeted an image of Kaepernick in the game with a simple sentiment: “Welcome back, Kap!”