Kaepernick signs Monster Deal

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  1. little bear

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    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap20...kaepernick-49ers-reach-sixyear-deal-extension

    Colin Kaepernick, 49ers reach six-year ($126MM) deal extension

    Less than two years ago, Colin Kaepernick was an unknown commodity, a backup quarterback behind a division champion starter. Now Kaepernick is a true franchise quarterback, with the contract to prove it.
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers have signed a six-year extension through 2020, according to a source close to the situation. Kaepernick will earn up to $126 million, with $61 million guaranteed, per Rapoport. Kaepernick was entering the final year of his rookie contract, which was set to pay him under $1 million. The deal was completed in only one day of negotiations, and the team later announced the deal.
    Coach Jim Harbaugh has publicly campaigned for Kaepernick to get a new deal this offseason, the first year that he was eligible. The team and Kaepernick had previously tabled contract talks while police investigated an April incident involving Kaepernick at a Miami hotel. This deal speaks louder than Harbaugh's public support ever could; the 49ers want Kaepernick being their team leader for the foreseeable future as they move into their brand new Levi's Stadium.
    During an offseason in which Harbaugh's future with the organization has been in question, Kaepernick's contract provides stability. No matter what happens in the future with Harbaugh, the 49ers have a strong core of Pro Bowl players to build around.
    The scary part -- for the league and for San Francisco -- is that Kaepernick remains an unfinished product. He has rare tools with his arm strength and speed. For entire games, he can look like the future of the quarterback position and make analysts fall dangerously in love.
    He also can look like a work in progress. 49ers legend Steve Young noted this week on ESPN that Kaepernick needs to improve at going through his progressions and staying in the pocket more. Young believes Kaepernick looks to run too often after his first read goes away.

    Kaepernick's desire to be great is one reason the 49ers are so confident he'll be worth all the money. The 49ers have made the Super Bowl and NFC title game the last two years with Kaepernick early in his development. The weapons around Kaepernick have only improved this offseason, and the 49ers figure to lean more on their passing game.
    Whether Kaepernick turns into a top-five NFL quarterback or if he "only" hangs around as an above-average starter, this was a deal the 49ers had to make. Quarterbacks take up a growing percentage of NFL salary caps, but they are still underpaid for their overall value to the organization. (Just imagine how much Kaepernick would get if he actually made it to free agency.)
    The 49ers know what it's like to be searching the NFL wilderness for a quarterback to believe in. They don't have to worry about that for a long time.


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    Kaep will reportedly make the most guaranteed money in NFL history. Here's who he'll pass.
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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora Follow
    So the 49ers valued Alex Smith at $7.5M/ yr and Kaepernick at $21M per year. So um, yeah, that's settled. Russell Wilson's next up in 2015

    Field Yates @FieldYates Follow
    So now there are 2 NFL QB's under contract through 2020: Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler.

    mike freeman @mikefreemanNFL Follow
    1st team exec on Kaepernick signing: "Idiotic move by the 49ers." 2nd team exec: "Shows why 49ers are one of best organizations."
    The 49ers did what every team I've ever been around has done: overpay for a young QB star.

    Aaron Nagler @AaronNagler Follow
    You think to yourself "That's a lot of money for Kap"...and then you think about baseball contracts.
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    I tend to think that if Harbaugh leaves Colin isn't going to be lighting it up much after that.
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    The deal is set up very similar to Cutlers in that they can cut him after a few years w/next to no dead money; and they added into it that to reach the contracts full potential he has to take 80% of the snaps in any given year and be named 1st or 2nd team all pro in those years.

    It's a hell of a deal for the 9r's, kids gotten them to a NFC championship game and a SB. If Cutler had done the same I wouldn't have complained at all about his contract.
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    Holy shit, Cutler is signed through 20 fucking 20? Damn.

    In any case, here is a screenshot of Kaep in this years Madden 15 game:

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    And compared to this year's game:

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    And what any of this has to do with anything, i dunno...just thought id share.
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    DavidL Pro-Bowler SuperFan

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    Call me crazy, but I've never been sold on this guy.
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    Nice to see they're bringing tats back, minor as hell but the shit annoyed me when they got rid of them. Screenshot looks good though but game always disappoints, wonder how it plays on the new systems. Wish they had some competition.
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    Jimmors The Rhymenoceros Staff Member SuperFan

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    Well, looking off their E3 vid, they are focusing more on Defense, which is good:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYvLqALviUg
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    Thank God, I've been getting tired of how you get sucked into blocks and then you're just stuck there. Especially when you take a certain angle and then get pulled somewhere else. I like how it looks, looking forward to trying it out.
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    They are trying to sign that with QB Andy Dalton but never, ever has won with the Bengals with playoff wins.

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