The XFL held talks with Colin Kaepernick about joining the league, a league spokesman confirmed.
Kaepernick asked for at least $20 million from the league, according to a report.
Kaepernick also reportedly sought from the AAF. There are 16 quarterbacks in the NFL with a contract worth $20 million or more.
The XFL begins play in 2020 as a competitor to the AAF.