However, the average XFL contract is a relatively paltry $55,000, far below the salary Kaepernick was accustomed to when he made $40 million over his six seasons in the NFL. And since the two sides could not come to a happy medium financially, the XFL passed on Kaepernick’s services.

“We spoke with his representative,” XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck said of Kap, according to TMZ. “And the salary requirements that were broached in that conversation were exorbitant and certainly out of our range.”

Luck claims that talks between the XFL and Kaepernick camps went down about a year before it debuted on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. According to Luck, the talks never got very far.

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