The Alliance of American Soccer reached out to quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick and Tim Tebow about enjoying in the spring league, co-founder Invoice Polian instructed the Athletic this week.
Each gamers didn’t find yourself becoming a member of the league, Polian mentioned.
A pair notes after speaking to Invoice Polian about AAF:
1) CEO Charlie Ebersol reached out to Colin Kaepernick about curiosity in enjoying within the league. “I do not know what transpired, however he is clearly not enjoying,” Polian mentioned. Polian personally spoke to Tim Tebow, who declined.
— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones) February 14, 2019
Kaepernick, the previous 49ers quarterback, started kneeling in the course of the nationwide anthem to protest police brutality and racial injustice in 2016. The quarterback opted out of his contract with San Francisco in March 2017 and has not discovered work within the NFL since.
The 31-year-old threw for 72 touchdowns and 30 interceptions throughout his six seasons with the 49ers. He additionally rushed for 13 scores.
In the meantime, Tebow has been out of the NFL since 2012. The previous Florida star, who gained the Heisman Trophy in 2007, is presently enjoying minor league baseball within the Mets group.
Polian and Charlie Ebersol co-founded the AAF in 2018. The league’s inaugural video games have been final weekend.