Colin Kaepernick not ‘a viable option’ to play in XFL, commissioner admits

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Colin Kaepernick has yet to make his NFL return but finding his way back onto a football field through the XFL was not going to happen, league commissioner Oliver Luck said Wednesday.

Luck was asked about his feeling on Kaepernick in an interview with the Tampa Bay Times and said there was mainly one reason why the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was not going to step onto an XFL.

“I think his salary demands are way out of our ballpark,” Luck told the newspaper. “He was never really a viable option.”

Luck didn’t expound on what Kaepernick’s demands were. If Kaepernick was expecting somewhere around what he was receiving in the NFL, he would have had little to no shot of making that kind of money. The average XFL player is expected to make $55,000 for the rebooted league’s first season. The lower number even forced at least one player to quit the league.


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