Colin Kaepernick is still delusional and thinks he should be paid $20 million to play in the XFL
Many football fans were wondering why NFL-outcast Colin Kaepernick did not land in the newly founded XFL to try and work his way back to the NFL after last playing in 2016.
The reasoning behind that was explained by the new league's commissioner Oliver Luck on a radio show in the last week.
“We gave it some thought,” Luck said. “We have some pretty significant salary restrictions, you know. We’re a start-up league, so we want to make sure that we can be fiscally responsible and fiscally prudent. And the salary requirements that some folks shared with us were in our case exorbitant, so we couldn’t go down that path.”
Logical explanation right?
A start-up can't pay a single player $20 million for one season since that is more than the budget of the eight teams in the league combined with 52 players on each roster.
Yes, you're reading that correctly. Kaepernick thinks he is so high and mighty that he should be paid five times as much as 416 players combined. Is this guy serious?
His net worth is estimated at $20 million and he is a spokesperson for Nike despite doing nothing athletically for the last four years. And if he so badly wants to prove he should still be in the NFL, why not play for the XFL for a few months and dominate the league?
Who cares about monetary compensation if you truly love the game of football!
Bomoani Jones, a long-time advocate for Kaepernick, tweeted the following.
This statement is incorrect on so many levels. Look at it purely from a business perspective. This is a start-up league that is trying to avoid the same mistakes made by the AAF just 12 months ago that resulted in them going bankrupt midway through the season.
One of the main reasons for that was overpaying players. The XFL has established a very smart business plan that allows them to pay players fairly and not run themselves dry.
If Kaepernick were to be paid $20 million a year, he would be in the middle of the pack in the NFL making the same as well-established QBs like Cam Newton, Phillip Rivers, and Eli Manning.
I don't think he is worth even half of what those guys are paid. So, Colin can keep complaining about how he is oppressed and how this all has to do with his protests of the national anthem, but in reality, he is so ignorant he doesn't realize how absurd he looks requesting this amount of money.