The San Francisco 49ers have been saying for months that extending quarterback Colin Kaepernick was a high priority.
They weren’t kidding.
According to sources, Kaepernick and the 49ers have reached an agreement on a six-year contract worth over $110 million dollars. The contract also includes what are rumored to be record setting guarantees.
Colin Kaeprnick’s 6-year deal is worth $110+ million, per sources. Heavy guarantees, too. Record guarantees.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 4, 2014
Overall, Kaepernick is 21-8 as a starting quarterback and led the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012. He struggled for a large portion of 2013, averaging only 154 yards passing a game from Weeks 2-10. He did rebound, however, and finished the season strong.
Despite the uneven performance in 2013, the 49ers as an organization obviously believe that the arrow is pointing up for Kaepernick and have committed to building their franchise around him. They are putting a lot of faith in Kaepernick’s ascension, as there will be sacrifices that need to made in terms of the roster moving forward.
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