Unemployed Colin Kaepernick, who quit his job with the San Francisco 49ers and snubbed interest from the Canadian Football League, has been offered a job quarterbacking a professional team by one of its new co-owners, rapper Jim Jones.
Jones, a co-owner of the American Arena League’s (AAL) Richmond Roughriders is willing to pay “big bucks” and personally offered the position to Kaepernick, TMZ Sports reported Wednesday.
In addition to his contracted salary, as an AAL player, Kaepernick would receive at “no cost”:
- Equipment and game uniforms,
- Workman’s compensation,
- Transportation to and from away games, as well as lodging and game-day meals,
- Two tickets to each game.
Kaepernick would have earned a $14.5 million salary with the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers – if he hadn’t quit to test the free agent market.
Kaepernick is credited with having started the current controversy involving NFL players kneeling, standing, or otherwise displaying disrespect during the playing of the National Anthem at games.
In September, the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes expressed interest in signing Kaepernick, but neither he nor his agent responded to the team’s inquiry, Canada’s National Post reported.