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Kaepernick signs big extension

Post by Todd Dybas / The News Tribune on June 4, 2014 at 2:04 pm with 42 Comments »
June 4, 2014 2:11 pm

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting Colin Kaepernick’s six-year extension is worth up to $120 million, with $61 million guaranteed, the latter of which is a record. He says there are incentives that can push the deal to $21 million a year.

Obviously, this will influence the money Russell Wilson will be looking for.

Some more details and thoughts on the contract:

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  1. Southendzone says:

    How many bong hits can you buy for chicks in Florida hotel rooms with $126 million?

    The contract negotiations were stuck at first when he demanded at least $20M guaranteed for every turnover he had in the NFC championship game.

  2. Southendzone says:

    What do you call the spot on the turf where Colin just got sacked?

    A Kap Smear.

  3. Love the fact that Wilson is a guy you can buy your little guy a jersey of and be pround that he’s wearing it. If Kap were our QB, I would refuse to buy him his jersey because I think he’s a punk and want nothing to do with him as a role model.

  4. Ray_Maines says:

    I’m not proposing, projecting, or predicting anything but would any of us be 100% surprised if JS&PC signed Terrelle Pryor to a three year extension at backup price then let RW walk at the end of his contract?

  5. jawpeace says:

    Craperneck can afford more tats and shoes now.

  6. Dukeshire says:

    If you can’t trust a play without money, won’t be able to trust him with it.

    Ray_Maines – I will go out on an extremely stable limb and guarantee that will not happen.

  7. Pryor was brought in to the primary back-up at a cheap price for ’15, imo. T-Jack is the man this year and then the team won’t pay him $1.5 in ’15. It’ll be Pryor. Even if Pryor leaves after that, it’ll be well worth the use of a singular 7th round draft pick.

    Wilson isn’t going anywhere. Nor should he.

  8. Duke – too true. I trust giving Wilson money; I don’t trust it with Kap. In fact, I’m glad he got that much, as I don’t think it’s good for SF.

  9. SaigonSun says:

    Since we started this thread with a joke, here is a good one for you from Alaska and the NW:
    The day after his wife disappeared In a kayaking accident, an Anchorage man answered his door to find two grim-faced Alaska State Troopers.
    “We’re sorry Mr. Wilkens, but we have some information about your wife,” said one of the troopers.
    “Tell me! Did you find her?” Wilkens exclaimed.
    The troopers looked at each other.
    One said, “We have some bad news, some good news, and some really great news. Which would you like to hear first?”
    Fearing the worst, Mr. Wilkens said, “Give me the bad news first.”
    The trooper said, “I’m sorry to tell you, sir, but this morning we found your wife’s body in Kachemak Bay .”

    “Oh my God!” exclaimed Wilkens.
    Swallowing hard, he asked, “What’s the good news?”
    The trooper continued, “When we pulled her up, she had 12 twenty-five-pound king crabs and 6 good-sized Dungeness crabs clinging to her, and we feel you are entitled to a share in the catch.”
    Stunned, Mr. Wilkens demanded, “If that’s the good news, then what’s the great news?”
    The trooper replied, “We’re gonna pull her up again tomorrow.”

  10. HawkWow says:

    Aside from the billion RW suddenly deserves, I love this deal. Kaep is a very dangerous QB…BUT only when he’s also a threat to run. His pocket presence, while improving, leaves much to be desired and after handing him 61 mil (up front), I doubt the 9ers will be asking him to run with any frequency. He is now essentially a one dimensional QB…and that one dimension just isn’t all that good.

    With their checkbooks out, let’s hope they extend Gore through 2020 as well. ; )

  11. jawpeace says:

    This year he was due to make a 1.6 mil and the Whiners only have about 7.7 million left in cap room this season to roll over to next. So 21 mil a season does not fit here even adding Gore’s salary of 6.5 mil. If the NFL does not expand the cap as rumored the Whiners are totally screwed.

    2015 season 40 whiners will have these free agents

    Player Pos Status From To 2014 Cap Hit
    Frank Gore RB UFA SF TBD 31 $6,450,000
    Michael Crabtree WR UFA SF TBD 26 $4,770,443
    Mike Iupati G UFA SF TBD 27 $4,625,863
    Glenn Dorsey DT UFA SF TBD 28 $3,792,500
    Blaine Gabbert QB UFA SF TBD 24 $2,011,587
    Dan Skuta OLB UFA SF TBD 28 $1,650,000
    Chris Culliver CB UFA SF TBD 25 $1,580,719
    C.J. Spillman S UFA SF TBD 28 $1,558,333
    Demarcus Dobbs TE UFA SF TBD 26 $1,431,000
    Adam Snyder G UFA SF TBD 32 $1,300,000
    Brandon Lloyd WR UFA SF TBD 32 $1,005,000
    Raymond Ventrone S UFA SF TBD 31 $855,000
    Kendall Hunter RB UFA SF TBD 25 $754,805
    David Reed WR UFA SF TBD 27 $730,000
    Perrish Cox CB UFA SF TBD 27 $695,000
    Jonathan Baldwin WR UFA SF TBD 24 $645,000
    Will Tukuafu FB UFA SF TBD 30 $645,000
    Eric Wright CB UFA SF TBD 28 $590,000
    Garrett Celek TE RFA SF TBD 26 $572,000
    D.J. Campbell S RFA SF TBD 24 $570,000
    Chris Cook CB UFA SF TBD 27 $570,000
    Josh Johnson QB UFA SF TBD 28 $570,000
    Kassim Osgood WR UFA SF TBD 34 $570,000
    Michael Wilhoite ILB ERFA SF TBD 27 $570,000
    Tony Jerod-Eddie DE ERFA SF TBD 24 $495,000
    Brandon Carswell WR ERFA SF TBD 25 $420,000
    Blake Costanzo OLB UFA SF TBD 30 $0
    Ben Hannula CB RFA SF TBD 28
    Deante Purvis CB RFA SF TBD 24

  12. SandpointHawk says:

    Until the details come out we don’t know much.

    “Up to” $126 million, and that it pays out $60 million “guaranteed.”

    “Up to” means maximum value. Which means there are triggers that Kaepernick must hit to get all the money. Without knowing what the triggers are or how much of the money is tied to incentives or escalators, it’s impossible to know how much Kaepernick actually will earn.

    Grabbed from Florio of all people, but he’s right in this case…

  13. Niners are most definitely counting on the cap ballooning. And a lot of the guys making more than a million are guys they can–and likely will–cut after this year, if not sooner.

    Im just hoping Kaep stays a fleet-footed One-Read One-trick pony. Im also hoping RW pulls a Brady and takes less. More than 100 million is obscene money, and using the argument that other people got it means you should too is terrible.

    Honestly, even in todays market, I dont see Kaep being worth nearly that much. I also dont see RW worth that much. Of course, I think RW is a far better qb than Kaep and like Bobbyk, Im glad we have a qb to be proud of, and not a human douche like Kaep.

  14. letsworkitout says:

    He is a good qb just like WIlson is a good qb. They are different in styles, but they both have shown they can play at a high level in the league. To say otherwise is just plain homer speak without regard to rational thinking. I find it comical the depiction that he is a punk. Really? Have you actually met the man? To say a player is “X” can be difficult without knowing them outside of the camera and twitter. By no means is Kapernick a saint but neither is he all bad. On the other hand I don’t think Saint Wilson really is a Saint by any stretch of the imagination. I question the need he has to publicize his every good deed out there. That is as much about arrogance as on the field antics. By the way, Kapernick’s kissing of the biceps is a kiss on a tattoo of a bible verse. He is giving it to God. I mean, hey Wilson went to private school and grew up refined he didn’t have to trudge through the same life as Kapernick who graduated with a 4.0 in high school. They are both good and they could both be great. Just enjoy it.

  15. banosser says:

    “I’m not proposing, projecting, or predicting anything but would any of us be 100% surprised if JS&PC signed Terrelle Pryor to a three year extension at backup price then let RW walk at the end of his contract?”


  16. I think the Vaginers just F’ed themselves or at a minimum just handicapped themselves for awhile.

    Go Hawks.

  17. montanamike2 says:

    Welcome back Bobbyk, i’m glad you made that long drive safely. I think Kaep is a punk too, sorry but today is my most unpopular day. He’s a lot smarter than i’d like to give him credit for, but it doesn’t always show on the field. Seriously, he should have 2 rings, he chokes in the biggest games and RW thrives. I’m a blatant homer, but Kaep is getting twice as much as he’s worth.

  18. montanamike2 says:

    Whiners hamstrung?

  19. akjester says:

    I have to agree with letsworkitout. I don’t want my sons to emulate all the tattoos of Kaep, but I recognize he is a good player. I think this is a good deal for the Niners. Soon, both the Hawks and Niners will lose their salary cap advantage, but I hope both are still strong teams in the future with the Hawks winning many more Super Bowls.

  20. montanamike2 says:

    I do like the rivalry.

  21. SandpointHawk says:

    Yeah letsworkit out…Kap is kissing that tattoo of Leviticus 19:28 he had put on his arm….

  22. SaigonSun says:

    MTM2, Advice for Your ” God fearing” neighbor : get couple bags of frozen kalamari ( squid) rings ( or, any way You can find them). Puncture a hole and let them to defrost in their own juice for a week, preferably away from Your home…
    Then (while wearing a face mask, gloves ,etc), generously sprinkle that extremely stinky sh!t on his truck bed , mail box and what ever You can…..
    Trust me; his life will be miserable for a long time. You’ll need some good binoculars to enjoy the commotion. He,he
    You can thank me later.
    PS: I know I am evil and not mature for my age ….but, I hate bullies and since You can’t just shoot them…. can’t let them get away with the murder of Your pet bunny, Right?

  23. HawkWow says:


    You’re correct. Kaep is (was) actually very smart on the football field. But mainly while scrambling. It’s amazing how few hits he takes when running the ball. But he’s much less smart in the pocket, and with this new contract, I believe he will spend less time scrambling and more time in the pocket. Ironically, that translates to less smart on the football field(imo).

  24. chuck_easton says:

    The only thing we ‘know’ about the Kaep deal is $61M guaranteed. And really we don’t know that for sure until we see the final numbers.

    How is that money guaranteed? How much of the ‘guaranteed’ money is in a signing bonus that will be pro-rated over the next 7 seasons? (remember, he was already playing this year for $1.6M and per CBA rules you can’t tear up an existing rookie contract, you can only tack years on).

    How much of that ‘guaranteed’ money is annual salary? And for how many years? And is the ‘guaranteed’ salary guaranteed for injury only? (Meaning he could be ‘cut’ for performance reasons and not get a dime)

    The proof will be in the details. We know that this year Kaep is playing for 1.6M + whatever 1/7th of the signing bonus comes out to be. My guess would be that the signing bonus will only be about 35M or 5M a year for the 7 years. That means the cap hit for 2014 is 6.6M and still doable.

    Wait for the details.

  25. rramstad says:

    I don’t think Kap has been progressing as well as he should be, and he has a tendency to choke in big games, especially at the Clink. I’m thrilled that the Santa Clara 49ers paid him a ransom.

  26. banosser says:

    ^^ I concur

  27. When Kap kisses his biceps – who is he bringing glory to? Himself or God? I clearly think it’s himself. Actions speak louder than words.

    While some of you hate Tebow and would hate Wilson if he wasn’t a Seahawk – I think it’s admirable that guys like Wilson walk the walk instead of talking the “talk” like Kap (and I don’t care what your beliefs are).

    While I don’t care for all the “God” talk at the start of some interviews with some stars, I’ll certainly take it from people who live that message than losers who live lives other than the Jackie Robinson message:

    “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”

  28. And that message can clearly be relayed by non-believers. I don’t want this to turn into religion because this isn’t the blog for that. Good people come from all walks of life – I just hate it when people who don’t act on that life have tats or pretend they are a certain way. I don’t know Kap, that’s for sure. But there are plenty of people in the history of the world I don’t need to know either who I can definitely have certain opinions about.

  29. Kap has no touch on his passes. He throws a rocket every time. That works sometimes, but not when a little more touch or loft is needed.

    He makes bad decisions that lead to turnovers. Against the Seahawks at least.

    This is good news for Hawks fans. He is going to learn nothing from his errors, and continue to throw the ball to the Hawks D. And give up fumbles.

  30. nickdoneysr says:

    i feel that after russell wins another super bowl this year, the hawks will make him the highest paid quarterback in the league regardless of this kaeperdouche contract.

  31. Hawks85 says:

    20/20 hindsight is what the 49ers will have in a few years. I don’t think Kap is a very good QB, he might be a good athlete and a good football player, but he can’t feel pressure from the blindside, and gets rattled. Even now Sherman is decorating his space in between Kaps ears.

    I really just feel Kap in Vince Young 2.0, and I meant that as an insult. VY looked good with a damn good running game, and a very undervalued defense. VY didn’t have Vernon Davis, and Crabtree to throw too either. Both choked in the biggest games of their careers and will be distant memories in 7 years.

    Kap isn’t even a top 10 QB in my book and he plays on a loaded offense with Gore, Davis, Crabtree and Boldin.

  32. $126m athlete with a ten cent head.

    I love the fact the the 49ers committed such resources to Kaepernick and his mental mistakes….. it will be debilitating to them for years.

  33. pabuwal says:

    I believe the escalators will be tied to how many reads Kaepernick makes on each completion.

  34. Ray_Maines says:

    It’s all about love, guys. Don’t hate.

    Rejoice the Seahawks have RW, JS&PC, Paul Allen, and we can be a part of the greatest fan base of all time. Just be glad we don’t support or care about a bunch of ignorant nethanderthals like Jim Harbaugh and CK, and people in the namesake city don’t have to drive thirty five miles and almost two hours to get to the stadium. It’s all about love and I love not being a 49er fan.

  35. rramstad says:

    nickdoneysr, respectfully, I don’t agree. I think RW will take a Tom Brady type contract — something that pays him well, but not excessively — so the Seahawks aren’t in cap hell.

  36. Wilson and his agent will demand top salary. And Brady never accepted less like some of you think, he’s just getting it over a longer period. When Manning signed his FA deal, all he asked is that he get Brady money (which meant a heck of a lot… i.e. top paid).

  37. tealskin says:

    Don’t think Kap is worth the big contract, but don’t think he’s as bad as many on this site seem to. I see a guy that is still relatively inexperienced that could be phenomenal when the game starts to slow down for him in the next year or two. People are mocking him because he hasn’t played well against the best defense in the league. He’s not the only one.

  38. banosser says:

    Mark Sanchez, supported by a great running game and excellent D, was QB in the AFCCG his first 2 yrs in the league….

    then the OL aged.. and the D regressed

  39. letsworkitout et al–Tattooing yourself with a bible verse on your bicep and kissing it doesnt make you a christian. It just makes you an idiot. Sorry, thats just pathetic. Few are saying Kaep isnt a good qb, except a couple homers, but he’s clearly not as advanced as RW. And RW isnt elite yet.

    Kaepernick is actually quite intelligent, but he has little common sense and is utterly immature. While his Wonderlic score was miles higher than RW’s, he still cant read a defense for crap yet has an extra year in the NFL compared to RW. And his behavior on and off the field leaves plenty to be desired, especially for a “franchise” qb. If Kaep was a Mormon, he’d be a Jack Mormon. He’s a mediocre qb at best at reading defenses, and compensates with his ridiculous athletic ability.

    Also, Kaep also grew up privileged, just like RW. He’s as gangsta as Barak Obama.

    As for RW publicizing his good deeds, he does far more than he publicizes. And its obvious when he does post pics etc that he’s using his platform to set a good example for kids and trying to raise awareness of Charities like Childrens Hospital etc and not, as Kaepernick does, by using said platform to show off his underpants, attitude, immaturity and arrogance.

    Im not one who thinks RW is a saint, and I never watch his press conferences or interviews; they bore the crap out of me. But he’s everything you want in a qb and person. Kaepernick is not. Not even close.

    RW is a gracious winner, and just as gracious in defeat. For him, winning is about being the best you can be, not conquering and belittling an opponent. Contrast that with Kapernick, who is one of the poorest losers in Sport, who rubs it in and flaunts his victories by belittling opponents, and who never ever gives any credit to teams or players than beat him in competition. Remember his extreme sour grapes after Sherm and Seattle whupped him in the Title game? Even after the SB he was still saying crappy things about Seattle, giving them no credit at all. It was all “We just didnt execute, it had nothing to do with how Seattle played”. You ever hear RW saying crap like that? Kaep has no respect for anyone, nor is he due any in return. He’s a loser, talent or no, and Im glad he isnt our qb..and thats not blind homerism, as there are plenty of other qb’s round the league I’d be proud to have in Seattle; Kaep aint one.

  40. doubledink says:

    I couldn’t have said it better.

  41. doubledink says:

    STTBM, I should have included you in that accolade. well said.

  42. Thanks.

    Letsworkitout–Dont take my rant as saying you arent entitled to a differing opinion; you certainly are. But saying Kaep didnt come from a cushy background is silly. Sure, he was adopted, but he was adopted by wealthy parents who gave him every opportunity to succeed; his way was paved easier than RW’s. RW’s handled his father passing away too early and a divorce and won a SB.

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