Are you already missing your Sunday afternoon NFL football matchup? Well get ready for some more football! There is a new Alliance of American Football that has begun and they are continuing to search for some star players to build and promote their teams.
Co-founder of the AAF, Bill Polian, has spoken with players like Colin Kaepernick about joining the league during this season of development. According to Polian, AAF CEO Charlie Ebersol reached out to the former NFL star quarterback. He has not played in the NFL since 2016, when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.
“I don’t know what transpired, but he’s obviously not playing,” Polian told The Athletic.
A source told the Associated Press that Colin Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend.
All Alliance of American Football players received three-year, $250,000 non-guaranteed contracts. They are able to earn more via bonuses throughout the season.
Polian, an ESPN NFL analyst, hasn’t just reached out to Kaepernick, he also personally spoke to Tim Tebow about joining the fledging league. Tebow declined due to the fact that the former NFL quarterback is now in the New York Met’s spring training camp.
The AAF says that its mission is to provide opportunities for players not in the NFL to continue their careers. After playing in the new league, there would be a possibility they could entice NFL teams to sign them once the AAF season concludes at the end of April.
Do you think there is room for another season of professional football in America? Will the new league be successful in wooing former NFL players to join them? What effect do you think signing Kaepernick would be on the league, would it be positive or negative?
We look foward to seeing your comments.