AAF talked to Colin Kaepernick

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The Alliance of American Football is off to a solid start, but one thing it has shown is the dearth of solid quarterbacks. The NFL doesn’t have 32 quality starters, so how in the world can any other professional football league have any quality starters? (Notwithstanding Kurt Warner’s story.)

The AAF, though, did talk to two quarterbacks who would sell tickets and generate interest.

League co-founder Bill Polian told Lindsay Jones of The Athletic that CEO Charlie Ebersol talked to Colin Kapernick about the quarterback’s interest in playing in the league.

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

Polian said he personally spoke to Tim Tebow, who declined.

Kaepernick, who hasn’t played since 2016, continues to hold out hope he will get a second chance in the NFL. Tebow is in spring training with the New York Mets, and Orlando Apollos coach Steve Spurrier said this week on PFT Live that Tebow’s decision was understandable.

UPDATE 12:01 A.M. ET: The first version of this story said the AAF “reached out” to Kaepernick. Jones clarified that her tweet should have said “talked to” Kaepernick as the AAF did not initiate the phone call.

40 responses to “AAF talked to Colin Kaepernick

  1. This is the same Colin Kaepernick who still wants so badly to play football? There goes that. So does the AAF have a case for collusion against Kaepernick and his agent?

  2. This just goes to show his collusion case is a huge joke. Just my personal opinion, but if I was in Kap’s shoes, why not go to either the CFL or AAF and if you’re good enough to be a starter in the NFL, you’re going to dominate those leagues. That would solve two problems 1) it shows that he actually can still ball and 2) if he’s dominating in another league and still not getting any offers, it makes it that much easier to win his collusion argument.

  3. Probably doesn’t want to prove to the world what every NFL owner already knows.

    Would be bad for his lawsuit when he flames out of the AAF.

  4. I’ve been a proud Kaepernick supporter, but even I can’t explain this one. If he wants to play football, this could be his best chance to do it.

  5. He doesn’t want to play. He wants to file a collusion lawsuit. Maybe he doesn’t want to play because he sucks.

  6. I understand if Kap didn’t want to play in the cfl as it’s a 2 year agreement and it’s a different type of game but the aaf is the same game with a 1 year commit. If he feels he’s good enough to be an NFL starter he should be able to dominate the the aaf but I think he realizes he’s average at best and if he struggles he has 0 chance to ever start in the NFL again.

  7. Kaep had 1 and 1/2 seasons of average QB play. That’s it. 1 and 1/2 seasons…

    He’s repeatedly bragged that he never studied film.

    Why in the world would any team want to employ a bad QB who is also a bad teammate and someone who alienates 99% of the fanbase?

  8. This was never about him playing football. Just time to move on from him and the nfl..enough.

  9. He’s going all-in on his collusion case. If I’m the owners attorney I would point out that the 49’s, the team that “he” took to the Super Bowl, didn’t think he was good enough to start for their team. He was replaced by Blaine Gabbert. Let that sink in. Case dismissed!

  10. ricko1112 says:
    February 14, 2019 at 7:12 pm
    Kaep had 1 and 1/2 seasons of average QB play. That’s it. 1 and 1/2 seasons…

    He’s repeatedly bragged that he never studied film.

    Why in the world would any team want to employ a bad QB who is also a bad teammate and someone who alienates 99% of the fanbase?

    I will actually grant that he had two seasons of terrific QB play. But still thats it. After that coaches figured him out and he couldnt adapt so that was that.

  11. They may be other quarterbacks they can sign, such as Johnny Football, Vince Young, and other quarterbacks who are good ones but for one reason or another are out of the league.

  12. Collusion deniers still want to claim that Colin Kaepernick is a bad quarterback. They are as honest as President Trump, who took credit for making Colin Kaepernick unemployed.

  13. This is not a big surprise as he didn’t even send a reply to the Montreal Alouettes who offered him the QB1 job straight up. He is not interested in playing football but only in being in the NFL media spotlight.

  14. Let’s be serious its over for him all he has left is his frivolous lawsuit and fake motar image.

  15. I hope Kaepernick is signed and invited to camp by a NFL club. If he’s good enough to make the roster, fine. If he’s cut like most of us believe he would be, fine. Either way, let’s put an end to this crap.

  16. I’m a 49ers fan and I have no problem with his protests. But the truth is hee was losing effectiveness during his last season with the 49ers. I still think he can play but he needs a strong no nonsense coach like Belichick. But it looks like he is happy with being known as the guy who protested and lost his career over that. Better to be a martyr I suppose than a failed player.

  17. If he played, everyone would realize how mediocre he really is. Better to pout and play the pretend-activist position.

  18. If he were to go to the CFL, he would probably stand for their anthem just to show his class.

  19. Previously we were assured by his supporters that he deserved a job in his chosen field. He has an offer. Now we’re being told that he has a right to a particular level of compensation. Goal posts, moving, again.

  20. abrasion says:
    February 14, 2019 at 6:50 pm
    Kaepernick has no interest in playing football, he wants to be an activist.
    Correct. And he is just as good an activist as he was a QB. He will be forgotten about very soon.His career as an activist will be just as forgettable as his career as a QB.

  21. Granted, his asking price is overboard, but this does not settle any collusion. When you have Kizer, Pederman, Hundley, Bortles, Sanchez, Lynch and any qb from Houston in the past 6 years not named Watson getting a paycheck, the game is in full go. $250k is 1.25% of his over-inflated worth. How many of you would accept a 70% payc cut? Kaep is blackballed while Leonard Little got an 8 game suspension and welcomed back with open arms for killing someone while drunk, then nothing for his 2nd DUI. Josh Brent invited to the cowboys sidelines after he killed a teammate while drunk.
    Standing for a song > a life. Even when kneeling during said song was to raise awareness of people being killed. Even Roger Stone thinks being arrested with guns pointed at him was excessive. Good thing he wasn’t holding a remote or cup of hot cocoa, or he may have been shot.

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