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Rock’s Instagram Comment Revives Questions on Colin Kaepernick’s Past XFL Talks

The world of the XFL is buzzing not just with its plans for the 2024 season and merger, but also due to a flashback triggered by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. A recent Instagram comment from the XFL co-owner has reopened discussions about last year. The XFL has talks with Colin Kaepernick about joining the league for the 2023 season.

3 Key Points:

  • Instagram Catalyst: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s recent social media interaction revives interest in Kaepernick’s past talks with the XFL.
  • 2024 Season: The XFL is heavily invested in making the next season a significant milestone.
  • Kaepernick’s Ongoing Activities: Kaepernick remains engaged in several non-football activities, affecting prospects of his return to the sport.

The Spark: Johnson’s Instagram Comment

In a recent Instagram interaction, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson confirmed last year’s meetings with Kaepernick, stating, “We met with Kap and his agents (whom I like a lot) earlier this year.
Good meeting, looked to create opportunity for him but I don’t think it’ll happen. We’ll see”

The Landscape: XFL 2023

The Rock’s Instagram comment comes at a time when the XFL is preparing for what could be a pivotal 2024 season with merger talks with the USFL. The league is generating a lot of buzz, and the new attention on last year’s talks with Kaepernick adds another layer. But the likelihood that Kaepernick plays in this new league is very unlikely.

The Kaepernick Quandary:

Kaepernick has been in the public eye for various reasons other than football. His involvement in activism, media projects, and philanthropic efforts continue to fill his calendar, raising questions about his willingness or ability to return to professional football. He really only has eyes for the NFL. We was recently added the CFL’s BC Lions negotiation list. He has options to show NFL teams he is ready, but chooses to ignore those.

The Fan Angle:

The Instagram comment spurred renewed fan dialogue about the possibility of Kaepernick joining the XFL or this new league. Given the league’s burgeoning status and the upcoming 2024 season, fans are intrigued about what Kaepernick’s role could have been and may still be.

Financial Hurdles:

Notably, financial considerations also cloud the Kaepernick-XFL equation. Previously reported figures suggest Kaepernick sought a hefty “$20 million” for any football commitment, a sum considered prohibitive by the league.

As XFL fans and analysts eagerly await the league’s next steps, a single Instagram comment from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has focused attention on last year’s unknown discussions with Colin Kaepernick. Though the quarterback remains non-committal, the intrigue about his past and potential future with the XFL has been rekindled.

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Mark Perry, a passionate sports journalist and the founder and editor of XFL News Hub, has been at the forefront of covering the XFL since its revival in 2018. Within days of the XFL's announced return, Mark initiated XFL News Hub to keep the fans abreast of every detail, game, and development of the league. Mark's extensive knowledge of the sport, combined with his unwavering dedication to providing comprehensive and accurate reporting, has made XFL News Hub the go-to platform for all things related to the XFL. His work over the years has brought him recognition in the world of sports journalism, solidifying his place as a leading voice in XFL coverage. Beyond just reporting, Mark believes in fostering a community around the XFL, engaging fans through his innovative content and discussions. If you have any inquiries, comments, or insights you'd like to share, Mark welcomes you to contact him directly at

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