An upstart US professional football league, the Alliance of American Football -AAF, reportedly had talks with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Tim Tebow, but it appears they wanted more money than the league was willing to pay.
It makes sense from the AAF’s perspective to reach out to both, as they bring NFL experience and would be a significant draw for ticket sales and television ratings.
League co-founder Bill Polian contacted Colin Kaepernick to see if he was interested.
“I don’t know what transpired, but he’s obviously not playing,” Polian said of Kaepernick to The Athletic’s Lindsay Jones. He added that Tebow declined his offer.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback apparently wanted $20 million or more to consider playing in the AAF, but players usually earn salaries of $225,000 over three years.
Polian also said he talked with Tim Tebow, but he declined his offer to play in the league.
Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March 2016, while Tebow is currently a member of the New York Mets after his football career fizzled out in 2015.