Worse yet, he is rated 81 in game, higher than half the quarterbacks who are actually in the league, including Cam Newton.
The announcement caused immediate backlash and jokes:
If you politically support him fine . Say that.— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) September 8, 2020
But your statement says that Colin Kaepernick is a “top free agent”
That’s just not true.... https://t.co/Sus8PvaWIc
You absolute fucking morons. The game is a huge mess, you continue to fuck franchise mode & focus on greed.— TheQuartering (@TheQuartering) September 8, 2020
You add a dude who hasn't played in A DECADE & make him better than 50% of the QBs in the game?
At least at a button sequence where I can kneel during the National Anthem
This is just pandering so people will stop talking about what a trash game yall made yet again— Kevin Hamm II (@kevinhamm2321) September 8, 2020
Madden players: This game hasn't been updated in years. It’s broken, stagnant, and glitches. We also hate the Frostbite engine too.— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) September 8, 2020
EA Sports: HERE’S COLIN KAEPERNICK
Have you accurately reflected the fact that he can only drop back, look to his left and throw an interception, or immediately get sacked?— Shem Horne (@Shem_Infinite) September 8, 2020
But he’s not starting caliber. He’s an ass player— Bruce Becker (@BruceBe68707869) September 8, 2020
This is some of the worst pandering I've ever seen. He's suffered ZERO regression missing all this time, right? Look at the QBs in the game that he's rated higher than. This is absurd. Have him as a free agent, but be realistic, please.— Jake Jackson (@cleverwackyname) September 8, 2020