Colin Kaepernick still hasn't gotten an offer to play football in the NFL despite in a 32-team league that often lacks 32 starting-caliber quarterbacks, but he did receive interest from the , which without Kaepernick's involvement.
On Thursday, AAF co-founder Bill Polian told Lindsay Jones of The Athletic that CEO Charlie Ebersol spoke with Kaepernick to gauge his interest in playing in the eight-team spring league.
A couple notes after talking to Bill Polian about AAF:— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) February 14, 2019
1) CEO Charlie Ebersol reached out to Colin Kaepernick about interest in playing in the league. "I don't know what transpired, but he's obviously not playing," Polian said. Polian personally spoke to Tim Tebow, who declined.
To follow up and correct an earlier tweet about Kaepernick/AAF, I'm told that though there was a conversation between Charlie Ebersol and Colin Kaepernick's team last summer, the AAF didn't initiate it. The AAF had other similar calls with free agent players.— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) February 15, 2019
On the one hand, playing in the AAF would be an opportunity for Kaepernick to prove that he's still good at playing quarterback. On the other hand, it'd be understandable if Kaepernick feels as if he doesn't need to prove he's still good at playing quarterback considering his credentials.
In 69 career games with the 49ers, Kaepernick completed 59.8 percent of his passes, averaged 7.3 yards per pass, threw 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions, and accumulated an 88.9 passer rating in addition to rushing for 2,300 yards and 13 touchdowns. He posted similar numbers in six postseason games, which includes a Super Bowl appearance.
Kaepernick might also feel that playing football under the standard NFL. He already believes he's being blackballed by the NFL owners for reasons not related to playing quarterback. If that's the case, then playing well in the AAF likely won't change much of anything, and it'd require him to play for significantly less money than he'd earn in the NFL.in the AAF won't accomplish much of anything in terms of his status in the
During the 2016 season,-- a movement that countless other players have since participated in. He , but has been unable to find a new team in the two years since. and previously demonstrated interest in him, but neither signed him. In October 2017, , which is still ongoing. The protests have on .
Week 2 of the AAF's inaugural season will take place