Kaepernick reportedly asks AAF for $20 million

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Although the AAF's charm is that the vast majority of the players aren't recognizable mainstream names, co-founder Bill Polian has tried to reel in arguably the two most famous quarterbacks outside the NFL: Colin Kaepernick and Tim Tebow.

According to Wilner's report, a person with knowledge of the conversation told the Associated Press that Kaepernick, "wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend".

Players earn $225,000 over three years in the Alliance.

A message from the AP to Kaepernick's representatives was not immediately answered.

We don't know when or if Colin Kaepernick will ever play football again.

As someone that is now fighting for their collusion case against the NFL for not finding work in the league, it doesn't make sense that Kaepernick would request such a high salary to play in the AAF.

Earlier on Thursday, The Athletic's Lindsay Jones reported that Ebersol had "reached out" to Kaepernick about his possible interest in joining in the league.

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New Zealand's Minister for Transport Phil Twyford said his staff told him of the diversion once the issue became public. That's in New Zealand's best interest. "Personally, I think, that's disappointing", she added.

"I don't know what transpired", Polian said.

Polian, a longtime NFL executive and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who is also an analyst for ESPN, added that he had spoken with Tim Tebow, a fellow ESPN employee and ex-NFL quarterback who "declined" to join the AAF.

But Tebow, who is trying to break into Major League Baseball with the New York Mets, also turned down the chance of a return to football.

The AAF wants Kaepernick, much like the National Football League should.

Kaepernick claimed his protest was a means to draw attention to racial injustice across America.

Kaepernick does fit the description of an Alliance player - one looking to entice NFL teams - though his contract demands are astronomically higher than the league norm. Du Bois medal, Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award and Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience award.

Furthermore, the AAF doesn't have the establishment in the American consciousness to allow the league to pay Kaepernick this type of money, making the quarterback come across selfish, the exact opposite of what his activist image projects about him.

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