Colin Kaepernick to play for new football league? Birmingham mayor hopes so

Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, actively recruits former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to play for city’s new team.
Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, actively recruits former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to play for city’s new team.

The Alliance of American Football, one of America’s newest proposed professional football leagues, has not made much of a splash since its announcement back in March of 2018. But it could — especially if the Birmingham, Alabama, mayor’s request is answered.

Randall Woodfin, indeed the city’s mayor, is 37-years-old. He often thinks in a progressive manner, and in relation to the newly announced Birmingham team within the league, Wednesday’s tweet was no exception.

It’s been more than a year since quarterback Colin Kaepernick played a down of football, but that did not prevent Woodfin from actively recruiting Kaepernick to join Birmingham’s team.


In response to Woodfin’s tweet, the city of Birmingham’s city council replied: “We second this motion.”

The Alliance of American Football is scheduled to begin play in February of 2019. Thus far, the league founded by filmmaker and son of Dick Ebersol, Charlie Ebersol, has seven teams committed: one in Atlanta, Orlando, Memphis, Phoenix, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Birmingham.

Woodfin’s tweet involving Kaepernick comes days after President Donald Trump disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from their scheduled visit to the White House. It also followed reaction from Eagles players like Chris Long and Malcolm Jenkins.

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