Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and political activist Colin Kaepernick has been out of a job for quite a while now, so naturally he'd demand a hefty payday to play football again at the professional level.
But, the amount of money he requested to play in the newly-founded Alliance of American Football was borderline inordinate for a league that's in its first year of play.
AAF reached out to Colin Kaepernick about joining their league, AP reports Kaep wanted $20M or more https://t.co/EyuDuYJlY7— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) February 14, 2019
According to reports, when the AAF contacted Kaepernick about the possibility of him playing in the league, he made it clear that he wanted at least $20 million, if not more. Wow.
The league, which experienced a warm welcome from NFL fans hungry for football following a boring Super Bowl, is intent on providing opportunities to former NFL players looking to get back on their feet.
Some notable names that appeared on opening weekend include former top running back prospect Trent Richardson and quarterback Christian Hackenberg.
AAF reached out to Colin Kaepernick about his interest in resuming his career in the startup league https://t.co/ZjIs9UPucG— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 14, 2019
They certainly could have used Kaep's presence on the field. One of the few disappointing aspects of the opening weekend was the poor quarterback play.
If Kaepernick is serious about making it back to the NFL, then holding out for a massive payout was the wrong choice. The AAF approached him with the opportunity to prove his doubters wrong, but he asked for an insane amount of dough. Not a great look.