Alliance of American Football attempted wooing QB Colin Kaepernick

The new Alliance of American Football talked with Colin Kaepernick amid its improvement about joining the league, co-founder Bill Polian disclosed to The Athletic.

As per Polian, AAF CEO Charlie Ebersol reached out to Kaepernick, who has not played in the NFL since 2016, when he began stooping amid the national anthem to protest racial injustice.

“I don’t know what transpired, but he’s obviously not playing,” Polian told The Athletic.

A source told the Associated Press that Kaepernick needed $20 at least million to consider playing with the alliance that had its presentation a weekend ago.

All AAF players got three-year, $250,000 nonguaranteed contracts however could procure more by means of rewards.

Polian, an ESPN NFL investigator, additionally disclosed to The Athletic that he personally spoke Tim Tebow about joining the alliance, however Tebow declined. The previous NFL QB as of now is in the New York Mets’ spring training camp.

The AAF says its main goal is to give chances to players not in the NFL to proceed with their careers, with a probability they could entice NFL groups to sign them once the AAF season finishes up toward the finish of April.


Chargers GM views potential for AAF as formative league for the NFL

Count Los Angeles Chargers general manager Tom Telesco as a fan of the upstart Alliance of American Football.

Telesco said he watched the league’ slate of games throughout the weekend with his two children and trusts the AAF could possibly be a formative league for the NFL.

Telesco said he talked with his previous mentor, AAF co-founder Bill Polian, a year ago about what Telesco might want to find in a formative league, and that he will send representatives from the Chargers’ pro personnel department to scout AAF amusements.

“It’s a great idea,” Telesco said. “It has the potential to be a nice complement to the NFL. It’s a great spot for a developmental league for players, but even aside from that — coaches and front office, officiating, athletic trainers and video equipment people, public relations — all of that. So I think it’s a great place where people can develop in every department of football operations. Every department that touches a football team can get some real-life experience.”

Telesco as of now culled two players from AAF rosters toward the finish of the 2018 season amid his group’s postseason run, verifying kicker Nick Rose as a kickoff specialist and also signing linebacker Tyrone Holmes to his group’s practice squad.

A few previous Chargers are on AAF programs, including kickers Nick Novak, Younghoe Koo and Rose.

Telesco said he’ll have scouts from his pro personnel department at the amusement, including the San Diego Fleet’s home opener against the Atlanta Legends on Sunday.

“With San Diego close and Arizona pretty close, it will be pretty convenient for us [to scout],” Telesco said. “It’s a place where young guys can go play.

“No. 1, you get a chance to go play football and get paid for it, so that’s nice. No. 2, you get great coaching. And No. 3, you get a chance to put tape together so the NFL can evaluate you again. Most of these guys we’ve seen before, but it gives them a chance to develop and learn, get better at their craft and get it on tape.”