Colin Kaepernick has not performed an NFL sport for the reason that 2016 season, however “Madden” is clearly nonetheless excessive on his skill.
Within the recently-released “Madden 22,” which hit shops Thursday, the previous San Francisco 49ers quarterback is ranked as an 81 total. It’s a greater mark than over half of the beginning quarterbacks at the moment within the NFL.
Justin Herbert, who gained the Rookie of the Yr award in 2020 after a sensational 4,336-yard, 31-touchdown season, is ranked under him as an 80. Kirk Cousins is a 79. Trevor Lawrence, thought-about to be one of the best quarterback prospect in years, is a 78. Kyler Murray, an MVP candidate, is just one level forward of him at 82.
There are solely 14 quarterbacks rated increased than Kaepernick within the sport. He’s not on a staff and might solely be accessed by altering rosters.
Final yr, Kaepernick returned to “Madden” after a four-year absence. He was ranked an 81 in that sport, as effectively.
Kaepernick grew to become a free agent after controversially electing to kneel for the nationwide anthem within the 2016 season. He hasn’t taken a snap since, and has accused the NFL of blackballing him over his political opinions.
All through that final season, he didn’t precisely play like an 81-ranked QB. He misplaced 10 of his eleven begins with the 49ers and accomplished underneath 60 % of his passes, although his passer score of 90.7 was the third-highest mark of his profession.