On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that the Alliance of American Football, better known as the AAF, reached out to disgraced NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick about the prospect of joining their league which has become an alternative to the NFL.
According to Barry Wilner of the Press, Kaepernick asked league co-founders Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian that he wanted at least $20 million to suit up for the AAF, a tall ask considering at this point in time, players make $75,000 per season.
Polian also asked former NFL QB Tim Tebow about his interesting in playing, to which the current New York Mets minor leaguer declined.
A couple notes after talking to Bill Polian about AAF:
1) CEO Charlie Ebersol reached out to Colin Kaepernick about interest in playing in the league. “I don’t know what transpired, but he’s obviously not playing,” Polian said. Polian personally spoke to Tim Tebow, who declined.
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) February 14, 2019
Despite the league’s inability to sign either Kaepernick or Tebow, the league posted high ratings during their debut weekend, even surpassing the NBA during the same time slot.