Colin Kaepernick asked for $20 million to play in the XFL
As rumors of his potential return to the NFL continue to heat up, word is out about Colin Kaepernick and his potential deal with the XFL, too.
According to Fox News, Colin Kaepernick was engaged in serious conversations about potentially joining the XFL as opposed to trying to get recruited for an NFL team.
Per the report, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was hoping to get a $20 million payday from the organization.
An official for the XFL confirmed that Kaepernick and his people were, in fact, in conversation with the league to try to negotiate a deal, but didn’t make clear about what type of deal was being talked about, and neither was it made clear about whether Kaepernick’s team was interested in a deal in the first place.
This report comes hot on the heels of the report that Colin Kaepernick was entertaining a $20 million contract from AAF, which is seen as a direct competitor to the XFL.
“Kaepernick’s lawyer Mark Geragos has previously hinted the New England Patriots or Oakland Raiders would be interested in signing him. But there has been no confirmed interest in him. The XFL hasn’t announced any big names to join the league, despite rumors it would allow a young college football star like Trevor Lawrence to play and undercut the NFL’s draft entry policy.”
Colin Kaepernick recently settled a collusion case against the NFL with the aid of Geragos, but the terms of the settlement were not made public per mutual agreement with the two parties.