Colin Kaepernick's New Contract Shows Problem With NFL Today

Discussion in 'NFL General Discussion' started by aschmidt, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. aschmidt

    aschmidt 2nd String

    This week, Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers agreed on a six-year contract extension that is reportedly is worth more than $110 million with $61 million guaranteed. It is a contract that many experts will claim was a good idea because he has taken San Francisco to the Super Bowl. The problem isn’t the fact the 49ers gave Kaepernick a new contract, the problem is the amount of money they gave the young quarterback who hasn’t won a Super Bowl yet during his career. A look at Kaepernick’s 2013 season stats shows a major disconnect between money and production. Kaepernick threw for 412 yards […]

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  2. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

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  3. Kurt

    Kurt That Server Guy Staff Member Fantasy Guru

  4. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    well, when guys like Cutler, Flacco, and Romo have gotten $100 million contracts, nothing surprises me anymore.
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  5. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    $13M GUARANTEED. Not $61M.

    Not only is it reasonable, it's downright brilliant by the management of the 49ers to take advantage of some "agents" that aren't that familiar with doing contracts.
  6. aschmidt

    aschmidt 2nd String

    You all make valid points. I'm still not a fan of the deal. Just one guy's opinion. The cap hits if the contract goes on are ridiculous. However, I'm of the opinion that there should be a cap on how much athletes should make per year at $5 million per year so I'm an outsider on most issues involving contracts.
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  7. TJ

    TJ Dez Caught It

    No way in hell Kaep sees all $110 million of the deal. Ever. Like Ward said, it's only a very small amount guaranteed, and it will probably be restructured when/if the 49ers find themselves in cap trouble, in order to reduce the cap hits.

    Hopefully, Russell Wilson, RGIII and Luck (and their agents) learn from this...

    Kaep got screwed.
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  8. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

    hmmm, never heard that one. can't say i agree with it as i am a capitalist pig. there are some other socialists/statists around here that might agree with you though.
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  9. DawkinsINT

    DawkinsINT Tebow free since 9/5/2015.

    If you put a cap on what players make, the extra money goes into the owners' pockets. If the market makes a certain amount of money, the people that consumers pay to see deserve their fair share.
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  10. ball in the baskett

    ball in the baskett First Team All Pro

    Ridiculous amount of money its just gonna get worse and worse with how much these guys contracts are.
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    ICECOLD 1st Stringer

    The NFL is entertainment.. people love to be entertained. That's why the money is out there. If you think its ridiculous, turn off your TV lol
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  12. ragman

    ragman Pro Bowler Fantasy Guru

    Excuse me, but I thought the $13 million was a signing bonus.

    For QBs like RG3, Luck, and Wilson, I expect the contracts will be in the neighborhood of $25 million per year. I heard Schefter say this on ESPN last week.
  13. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    got to earn his money. if he plays well, he gets paid. if he don't he gets cut and the team don't take a huge cap hit.
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  14. LebaneseFF

    LebaneseFF Error loading Staff Member Premium Member Fantasy Guru

    I could be mistaken but I think he get 13 million signing bonus and 13 million guaranteed.
  15. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    Yep, it's a shame more contracts can't get structured like for play essentially. I think it'd lead to a lot better product on the field in a lot of cases, but unfortunately there's not many players of Kaeps caliber (or their agents) who would be willing to accept similar terms. Kudos to him though, and I sincerely hope he sees every god**mn penny of every god**mn escalator in that contract.
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  16. Jihad Joe

    Jihad Joe Life to Infidels

    Buts its whats wrong with the NFL today
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  17. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    Well, it is in a way...except for like the exact opposite reasons.
  18. Buck Fenson

    Buck Fenson formerly Jake from State Farm

    I think he has earned a decent payday. what irks me is those one year wonders that cost teams dearly.
  19. Spiman2u

    Spiman2u Chiefs fan no matter what

    If only the Chiefs would learn from this-not-Alex Smith is due soon-nxt yr
  20. Aussie61

    Aussie61 Nutcase

    Kaepernick's contract is actually very reasonable.He has to play well to trigger escalators,if he plays poorly he actually loses money.Like Walnuts said,it's pay for performance.
    If you really want to see a dumb,over priced contract,take a look at Stafford's contract with Detroit.Dude should be in jail for robbery!