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Wow- just read that Colin Kapernick signed a 6 year 126 million dollar extension with 49ers!

He is now the second highest paid player in the NFL.... unbelieveble... And about 61 million is guaranteed!! :shock: :shock:

He is ahead of Joe Flacco, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Calvin Johnson.. wow is all I can say
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Braveman wrote:Wow- just read that Colin Kapernick signed a 6 year 126 million dollar extension with 49ers!

He is now the second highest paid player in the NFL.... unbelieveble... And about 61 million is guaranteed!! :shock: :shock:

He is ahead of Joe Flacco, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Calvin Johnson.. wow is all I can say
You pay for future potential performance not past results. In that regard, I think Kapernick should be ahead of Flacco, Manning, Brady and Johnson.
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Calvin Johnson has been to 4 straight Pro Bowls and is only 28...

And to guarantee 61 million to a guy who has only started one full season? Now that is a gamble in my book.....
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This is great news!

For every other NFL team!
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Every long term deal is a gamble.

I guess I don't see why you think a deal for Kaepernick is such a risk. Or at least any riskier than any other deal.

In baseball this happens a lot. Teams lock up younger players early on. I'd rather pay for a guy approaching and in his prime than a guy past his prime.

He is 17-6 as a starter in his career. 4-2 as a starter in the playoffs. He sure has won an awful lot and has ridiculous physical tools as well.
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This contract will cripple the 49ers. Kaep's rankings last season:
20th passing yards
10th QB rating
17th passing TD
49ers were 11th in total pts
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The salary cap is shooting WAY up over the next few years. That's why it was a bit easier for the Bears and 9ers to give their QBs these contracts.
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Redbird CC Fan wrote:This contract will cripple the 49ers. Kaep's rankings last season:
20th passing yards
10th QB rating
17th passing TD
49ers were 11th in total pts
Why are you only using one years worth of stats and disregarding rushing yards and production?
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I wonder if he would have got 61 mil anywhere else?
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tribecalledquest wrote:
Redbird CC Fan wrote:This contract will cripple the 49ers. Kaep's rankings last season:
20th passing yards
10th QB rating
17th passing TD
49ers were 11th in total pts
Why are you only using one years worth of stats and disregarding rushing yards and production?
Well since he has only started 1 year, I can only use one year of stats.

More stats from his only year as a starter;
Plays 20+ yards 12th
Sacks 11th which is bad considering he only had around 400 attempts
45th passing completion percentage only Geno Smith was worse among QBs with 350+ attempts
Rushing yards for QBs 4th

Again too much money and it will handicap them moving forward even if the cap increases.
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His 7 starts and playoff starts and Super Bowl run from the season before can't be completely dismissed.
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The cap is projected to break the $150 million mark by 2016. The NFL is making so much money it's getting to the point where no one player can really "cripple" a team and its cap, even if it's the QB.
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2014 cap is $133 million. Assuming this deal lasts 6 years, that is $21 million / year meaning Kaepernick is taking up a huge chunk of cap space. The Raven's made the same argument about Flacco, who has been more successful than Kapernick and was also a young QB, and the deal has hurt their ability to sign free agents, etc.

The 49ers at the end of 2013 were one of the oldest teams in the NFL, and while they have amassed picks in some recent drafts, unless those picks payoff well they are in deep trouble.
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Cutler/Romo/Ryan/Brady/Kapernick all got as much or more guaranteed money as Aaron Rodgers. Packers got a STEAL on that contract extension for Rodgers.
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the money that these athletes make is just crazy.
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I missed the specifics for why, but according to Chris Mortenson on ESPN NFL Insiders just now, this is actually a "team friendly" deal not in Kaepernick's best interest long term.
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A little break down of contract:

Kaepernick also has a $2 million per year base salary de-escalator. His 2015 base salary won’t decrease by the $2 million if he is named first or second team All-Pro by the Associated Press or the 49ers reach the Super Bowl while he has 80 percent playtime during the regular season and playoffs (Wild Card, Division and Conference Championship games) in 2014. Once Kaepernick reaches this threshold in a season, the de-escalator voids for the remainder of the deal. Kaepernick’s 2018 injury guarantee will increase by the amount of de-escalation in 2015 through 2017. For example, if Kaepernick’s base salary decreases by $2 million in each of these three years, his 2018 injury guarantee is $11,226,234.

The 49ers are using an additional $2,136,987 of salary cap room on Kaepernick under the new contract. His 2014 cap number goes from $1,630,457 to $3,767,444. Kaepernick’s 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 cap numbers are $17,265,753, $18,765,253, $21,365,753, $21,865,753, $21.2 million and $23.4 million. The 49ers have built additional cap flexibility into Kaepernick’s contract because they can create cap room at any time during the deal with their discretionary right to convert a portion of his base salary into a signing bonus.

His modest signing bonus ($12,328,766) and the conditional guarantees make the deal a year-to-year proposition from the outset because the 49ers can part ways with Kaepernick at any time without adverse cap consequences.

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49ers are a smart organization.
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