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AAF talked to Colin Kaepernick

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LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 24: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers throws a pass during the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 24, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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The Alliance of American Football is off to a solid start, but one thing it has shown is the dearth of solid quarterbacks. The NFL doesn’t have 32 quality starters, so how in the world can any other professional football league have any quality starters? (Notwithstanding Kurt Warner’s story.)

The AAF, though, did talk to two quarterbacks who would sell tickets and generate interest.

League co-founder Bill Polian told Lindsay Jones of The Athletic that CEO Charlie Ebersol talked to Colin Kapernick about the quarterback’s interest in playing in the league.

“I don’t know what transpired, but he’s obviously not playing,” Polian said Thursday.

Polian said he personally spoke to Tim Tebow, who declined.

Kaepernick, who hasn’t played since 2016, continues to hold out hope he will get a second chance in the NFL. Tebow is in spring training with the New York Mets, and Orlando Apollos coach Steve Spurrier said this week on PFT Live that Tebow’s decision was understandable.

UPDATE 12:01 A.M. ET: The first version of this story said the AAF “reached out” to Kaepernick. Jones clarified that her tweet should have said “talked to” Kaepernick as the AAF did not initiate the phone call.