Madden 21: Colin Kaepernick added to database, OVR, ratings, player review, free play weekend & more

EA has announced the return of a prodigious quarterback who’s been absent since 2016.

by Brandon Ridgely
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After years of strangely being absent from the official NFL game, Colin Kaepernick has finally been added back into the player database of Madden 21.

Colin Kaepernick returns

EA announced via Twitter that Colin Kaepernick would now be added to the free-agent roster in Madden 21. This means Kaepernick is now playable in Play Now and Franchise Mode.

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EA had the following to say about Kaepernick’s abilities as a player:

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THE STORY: EA released the above to announce Colin Kaepernick returning to Madden 21

Colin Kaepernick rating

Kaepernick is a pretty good option in Madden 21 thanks to a high rating.

He has an 81 OVR, which makes him a starting-level QB and higher than the likes of Ryan Tannehill and Baker Mayfield.

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But let’s go behind the OVR and have a look at the player. Kap comes with 89 throw power, which is pretty good, and his 86 short accuracy makes him a nice option for a quick passing game.

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WELCOME BACK: Do Kaepernick’s stats match what you need at QB?

He’s also got 89 throw on the run, 88 break sack, and 84 speed so he can make plays with his feet too.

His medium accuracy (79) isn’t too great, but his 81 deep accuracy is better and makes him a potential big play threat too.

He can certainly be a useful piece of the puzzle for a team, but if you rely on intermediate passing then he might not be quite right for you.

Free play weekend

It’s Week 1 in the NFL and to celebrate EA Sports is making Madden 21 free to play this weekend!

From Thursday 10 September to Sunday 13 September the game will be totally free. EA hasn’t said if this is restricted to certain platforms, so we expect it to be there for PS4, Xbox One, and PC gamers.

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Brandon Ridgely

US Editor - Covering all things sports with a bit of everything else. Current favorite games: NBA 2K21, Madden 21, and Football Manager 2020.

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