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Colin Kaepernick Madden NFL 22 Rating: What is it?

Colin Kaepernick remains one of the top free agents in football and a starting-caliber quarterback in Madden NFL 22.
Colin Kaepernick remains one of the top free agents in football and a starting-caliber quarterback in Madden NFL 22. / Photo courtesy of EA Sports

The Colin Kaepernick Madden NFL 22 rating discussion is a contentious one in the world of football today as players are checking out how EA Sports has updated the roster on day one.

Coming off a four-year absence from game action, here's the rating Colin Kaepernick received from EA Sports in Madden NFL 22.

Colin Kaepernick Madden NFL 22 Rating: What is it?

In Madden NFL 22, Kaepernick is rated at an 81 overall, which is better than more than half of the starting quarterbacks in the league.

With an 81 rating, Kaepernick is tied with Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, and above several notable quarterbacks, such as Los Angeles Charger Justin Herbert, Minnesota Viking Kirk Cousins, Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger, Detroit Lion Jared Goff, New England Patriot Cam Newton and San Francisco 49er Jimmy Garoppolo.

The top-rated veteran QBs in Madden NFL 22 include:

  • Tom Brady: 97 OVR
  • Aaron Rodgers: 96 OVR
  • Russell Wilson: 94 OVR
  • Lamar Jackson: 91 OVR
  • Deshaun Watson: 90 OVR

Kaepernick has yet to play in the NFL since the 2016 season, when he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial and social injustices transpiring throughout the United States.

In 2019, Kaepernick reached an undisclosed settlement with the league in a collusion grievance that accused the NFL of essentially exiling him.

Months ago in Madden NFL 21, EA Sports launched a in-game campaign that allowed players to put Colin Kaepernick at the helm of any NFL team in Franchise mode, as well as play with him in Play Now.

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.

EA on Madden NFL 21

For more on Madden NFL 22, check out our coverage of the changes made to its Dual Entitlement program for those on PlayStation consoles.