AAF Contacted Colin Kaepernick & Tim Tebow About Playing In New League

     

Update:

Barry Wilner of the Associated Press, citing a person with knowledge of the conversation between the AAF and Colin Kaepernick, says that the former 49ers quarterback was looking for $20 million or more to consider playing for the league.


AAF co-founder Bill Polian tells Lindsay Jones that CEO Charlie Ebersol reached out to Colin Kaepernick about possibly playing in the new league.

“I don’t know what transpired, but he’s obviously not playing,” Polian said.

Polian added that he personally spoke to Tim Tebow about playing in the AAF, but he declined.

Tebow plans to continue pursuing his baseball career with the New York Mets. 

Reports from last year mentioned that Kaepernick is still working out regularly and hoping to get another shot in the NFL. However, there hasn’t been any reported interest in him since last year. 

It’s worth mentioning that Kaepernick has a pending collusion lawsuit against the NFL.

Kaepernick, 31, is a former second-round pick of the 49ers back in 2010. He was in the third year of his seven-year, $126.97 million contract that included $61 million guaranteed when reached an agreement with the 49ers on a restructured deal that allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

The Seahawks showed interest in bringing Kaepernick in for a visit last offseason before canceling the meeting altogether.

In 2016, Kaepernick completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards and 16 touchdowns and four interceptions, while adding 468 yards rushing. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 27 quarterback out of 36 qualifying players that year. 

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Of course, Kaepernick doesn’t want to play, he’s a lot better off now. Now the narrative is that he is being purposefully denied a contract because of his protests. If he plays and sucks, there goes his leverage point. It’s too risky.