A person with knowledge of the conversation tells The Associated Press that the new Alliance of American Football spoke with Colin Kaepernick during its development about joining the league.
But Kaepernick wanted $20 million or more to consider playing with the league that had its debut last weekend.
AAF co-founder Bill Polian told The Athletic that league CEO Charlie Ebersol and Kaepernick’s representatives talked last summer.
“I don’t know what transpired, but he’s obviously not playing,” Polian told The Athletic.
Neither Kaepernick nor his representatives have acknowledged discussions with the AAF. The AAF had similar talks with other NFL free-agent players, per The Athletic.