Let me start by saying that I appreciate authenticity in video games, especially in sports video games since they are the only ones that I really play. With that said, making RG3 so injury prone that he can barely get through a game in Madden is the meanest thing that has ever been done to a professional athlete. I like to think that I am pretty thick skinned and capable of taking a joke. However, how could
Robert Griffin not have mental issues when he can't even succeed as an avatar without being reminded of his failures as an actual person. For RG3 to sit down, forget about life, and enjoy a little time on the sticks he has to swallow his pride and change the settings so that he can continue to play as himself. That'll be the first time he's been brought back down to Earth without suffering a season threatening ankle injury. Was Jay Gruden one of the developers of the game? Why are they singling out RGIII? There have been countless athletes with a ton of negative attributes over the years, and Madden has always sacrificed realism in an attempt not to embarrass those athletes. If Madden was truly concerned about staying true to the game they would have Sam Bradford's durability at a flat 0. You wouldn't even be able to run a play for Trent Richardson without him tripping over his shoelaces in the backfield. Jimmy Graham wouldn't even show up on the screen in postseason play, because he's literally invisible in big games. I don't even like Robert Griffin, but I have his back on this one. At this point picking on him is like beating a dead horse, except a dead horse still competent leg muscles.
If you are going to make the game so that RG3 can't survive a light shove then you might as well just take the entire Redskins team out of the game. The fact that RG3 is fast makes him a good video game quarterback and thus becomes the only reason to play with the Redskins. It's not like 'Skins fan are dying to play with their squad. The last thing they want to do to is be reminded of their existence outside of the 3-4 hours a week they have to watch them play incompetent NFL football. Plus, an injury prone starting quarterback makes them virtually unusable in head to head competition. The last thing you need is to lose bragging rights to your buddy just because someone breathed on your quarterback too hard.