On Thursday night, a report suggested the Alliance of American Football reached out to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Bill Polian, the league's creator, revealed the league reached out to Kap, but was turned down.
"I don’t know what transpired, but he’s obviously not playing," Polian said Thursday.
After Polian revealed an offer to Kaepernick, more details emerged regarding his decision to turn the league down. According to a report from the Associated Press, Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more from the league in order to play.
The conversations between the AAF and Kaepernick occurred before the season kicked off last weekend. Clearly his asking price was too rich for the new league as he remains unemployed - at least on a football front.
Here's more from the AP:
A person with knowledge of the conversation tells The Associated Press that the new Alliance of American Football spoke with Colin Kaepernick during its development about joining the league.
But Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend.
A $20 million deal in the NFL would make him one of the highest-paid players in the NFL, let alone a new league.
Players earn $225,000 over three years with the Alliance of American Football, but are free to pursue NFL options following the league year in May.
While the AP claims Kap asked for $20 million, a different NFL insider suggested that was not the price.
The AP reached out to Kaepernick's representatives, but were not immediately answered.
Will we ever see him back on the gridiron?