The Alliance of American Football tried to get top quarterbacks to join the league. However, it seems Tim Tebow and Colin Kaepernick are not interested in playing in the new league. Although the AAF wants Kaepernick, the controversial QB wanted an expensive contract.
According to co-founder Bill Polian, they reached out to both Tebow and Kaepernick about playing for the AFF. In fact, there were sports betting reports that Kaepernick asked for $20 million.
Players have a uniform three-year, $250,000 contract with the AAF. As a result, Kaepernick’s demand is out of the question. On the other hand, Polian contacted Tebow but he declined the offer. According to reports, Tebow wanted to focus on his baseball career. At present, Tebow is part of the New York Mets minor league team.
AAF Wants Kaepernick and Tebow
After opting out of his last year with the 49ers in 2016, Kaepernick hasn’t played football. Although the NFL is lacking top-class quarterbacks, he hasn’t signed a contract with any team after his controversial protests on-field.
Kaepernick is a good addition to any team. He has a 90.7 QB rating. In addition, he threw 2,241 yards with 16 TDs and four interceptions in his last season with the 49ers. Also, he carried the ball for 468 yards with two TDs.
It could have been a good opportunity for the AAF to get Kaepernick or Tebow. During its first weekend, the AAF got good ratings. In fact, the games had more viewers than the game between the OKC Thunder and Houston Rockets.
While it had a successful inaugural weekend, some sports betting software providers are still skeptical about its long-term success. Only time can tell whether the AFF can attract more football fans during the NFL’s off-season. It will also have more competition once the XFL returns in 2020.