Aiming to cash in on social justice warrior dollars, EA Sports is bringing Colin Kaepernick back to Madden video football as a featured quarterback in the Madden NFL 21 edition of the game. He hasn’t played in the National Football League since 2016 and is the only long-time inactive quarterback included in the video game.
Not only is Kaepernick’s name on the Madden 21 player roster, but his player rating parallels that of past Super Bowl champion Ben Roethlisberger. It’s also surprisingly better than that of Cam Newton and Jared Goff.
Why aren’t Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Tony Romo and other recently retired former quarterbacks included in Madden 21? There’s no SJW dollar to be made off those good citizens who never shamed their country when they played.
Kaepernick (see past Madden football image in photo) is included simply because he’s a hero to leftists who just can’t give up the dream of him playing in the NFL again. A video game is the closest he’s come to competition since fizzling out of real football and making himself radioactive by shameful protests and hating on his country and police officers.
To the radical Left, Kaepernick is the second coming of Muhammad Ali and a useful idiot for Black Lives Matter. His sycophants just can’t stop talking about him, and the media won’t stop pressuring teams to sign him. Any mention of Kaepernick’s name or forum to make him visible is regarded as vindication for his disgusting behavior.
Fans of Kaepernick raised a big stink in 2018 when EA edited a song on the Madden soundtrack to omit Kaepernick’s name. The song “Big Bank” by YG, includes the lyric, “Feed me to the wolves now I lead the pack and s-. / You boys all cap, I’m more Colin Kaepernick.”
When people complained about the alteration, EA Sports apologized and folded like a deck of cards, calling it all “an unfortunate mistake.”
So now Kaepernick is going to be included in Madden for the first time since his fledgling career skidded to a halt in 2017 as an unwanted free agent. EA awarded him a gratuitous quarterback rating of 81, matching Roethlisberger’s and surpassing Newton’s 78 and Goff’s 76.
EA Sports tweeted, “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.”
Additionally, EA Sports admits to the agenda behind this absurd decision, saying it wants 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.”
Kaepernick has previously appeared in commercials advertising Madden 21, and like the Nike lefties who profit from his notorious name, EA realized it could cash in with the malcontent’s fans by including him in the video game. That still doesn’t excuse the wildly exaggerated rating comparing the has-been to active, productive quarterbacks though.
NPR reports that gamers can now add the former “superstar” and “once-electrifying” quarterback to its Play Now and Franchise modes. This despite Kaepernick’s pitiful 28 career wins in six seasons, less than five per year.
“Superstar”? In their dreams.