Kaepernick's contract expectations
March, 3, 2014
By Tom Carpenter | ESPN Insider
Considering that Colin Kaepernick helped lead the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl two years ago and the NFC Championship Game this season, it's no surprise that he is looking for a serious boost in pay. He is due less than $975K in 2014, the final year of his rookie deal, but is setting his sights on a massive contract extension.
"The 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick began discussions on a new contract extension at the combine, and sources tell us that the three-year veteran wants a deal similar or slightly better than the ones given to Jay Cutler ($18.1 million per year, $38 million guarantee) and Tony Romo ($18 million per year, $40 million guarantee)," wrote Ben Volin of the Boston Globe.
"While no one expects the 49ers to let Kaepernick go anywhere, we hear that if the 49ers don’t get in Kaepernick’s range, the quarterback would be willing to play the 2014 season at his base salary of $973,766 and postpone negotiations until next offseason instead of signing a below-market deal."