According to a team source, the San Francisco 49ers and Colin Kaepernick have agreed to an extension that would keep the 26-year-old quarterback under contract through the 2020 season. Financial terms were unavailable.
Neither the team nor Kaepernick’s representatives have announced anything as of yet, but Matt Barrows reported Tuesday that both sides would engage in contract talks this week in Santa Clara.
This is believed to be the first face-to-face meeting between the team’s chief contract negotiator, Paraag Marathe, and XAM Sports’ representatives since the sides dined at a popular Indianapolis steakhouse during the scouting combine in February.
That the two sides are meeting again suggests the 49ers are convinced that nothing will come from the City of Miami Police investigation that involves Kaepernick and two other players. That investigation began April 3 and created a lull in contract talks between the two sides. It is ongoing but is expected to be resolved this month.
With Carlos Rogers’ salary coming off the books on June 1, the 49ers received $6.6 million in cap relief. Kaepernick was reportedly seeking a contract that would pay him at least $18 million per season.
“We’d like to get something done with Colin. So when I look at Colin, I like what he’s done, I like the growth that he’s shown, I like the maturity that he’s showing, I think he’s become much more of a leader,” Jed York told Tim Kawakami back in March.
“I think there’s a lot that he’s done that put him in that position where he should be paid like one of the top quarterbacks in the league, whether we get it done now or later. We hope we get it done soon. If we don’t, I don’t think it’s going to be acrimonious.”
Colin Kaeprnick’s 6-year deal is worth $110+ million, per sources. Heavy guarantees, too. Record guarantees.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 4, 2014
For #49ers QB Colin Kaepernick: It’s a 6-year extension worth up to $126M with $60M guaranteed, source says. Under contract through 2020
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 4, 2014
I trust the Niners have the inside info from the Miami Police that Kap is totally clean from anything that was discussed about his evening in Miami that made TMZ, etc.
If not - and there are official Miami Police charges - then this would be a fu#%-up of titanic proportions.
Tom Tolbert gave BASG a nice attaboy for breaking the story on the 50,000 watt blowtorch yesterday. Very cool.
Do you get a gig on Jeopardy because you subbed for Baggs ? (btw very confusing this BASG/Baggs thing). Congrats on the subbing/ breaking Kaps story/Comcast Live appearance.
I don't want to be that "guy".......but Steve.......your sister is HOT!! I hope that doesn't get me a lifetime ban from your site. Once again congrats on the scoop!!
Congrats on breaking the story, hope the website can keep up after you appear on CSNBA again tonight!
Whether you like the deal or not, this is the going rate for quarterbacks. Your choice as someone in the Niners' front office is to pay Kaepernick (someone who was 8th in YPA last year despite having Crabtree for less than four games and who has been deep in the postseason each of his three years as a starter) this kind of money, or let him walk and try to develop someone else. We saw how difficult it was to draft and develop a QB post Steve Young. I have no issue with the deal, and am pleased Kaep will be the QB going forward.
Glad to see you out scoped the other writers around town regarding the Kaepernick extension.
I heard Dennis O'Donnel on 1050 and he made some interesting comments.
Colin still needs to work on his decision making abilities late in games.
A valid point by O'Donnell.
Seriously, glad I don't own a franchise in the major sports, I could not stomach spending all this moolah$$$ on amy one person/position.
My questions about his character and on/off-field decision-making choices ASIDE -
You gotta keep him healthy. You may also have to let other great players walk off for better conracts due to salary cap.
If Kap felt pressure in press conferences before The Contract - how about now?
Kind of laughable that Greg Papa is knocking this deal, but defeded JaMarcus Russell when he was a Raider. Greg Papa brings up some valid points, but Kap is the 49ers franchise QB. They might as well pay him now instead of risking losing him later as cdunn27 alluded to.
Probably the unpopular opinion but I hate this deal. I just can't see paying him more than $15m a year. Oh well, it's better than no QB at all and it's not my money.
Great news; a happy QB who is one of the most explosive players in the league is a great building block; (remember Singletary's "QB is just another position"?)
and I will second grandpa seth's evaluation and please don't ban me either.
@grandpa seth Liar. John Middlekauff would have mentioned that he used to be an NFL scout
@vostrain Pretty much exactly this. I get why people have reservations about Kaepernick, I have them myself. That said, there wasn't anyway they were not going to have to pay him this kind of money. If Tony Romo and Jay Cutler have contracts in this neighborhood, you better believe Kaepernick is going to get that given that he's younger and in some ways more accomplished.
Remember that the way the deal is structured is as important as the money and more. From what I've read on ninercaphell.com, the structuring looks fairly team friendly. When you figure the salary cap will be going up each year, this should fit fine in the Niners plans.
@Otis Byrd III I'm shocked SHOCKED that Papa defended Jamarcus. "He's a great quarterback, get over it"
@Otis Byrd III Call me crazy but I'm getting the feeling you're not the biggest fan of Greg Papa, LOL. That's cool, man, everybody has that one person that they don't like. Yeah, listening to the Wheelhouse its pretty clear Papa is not in favor of giving Kaep top QB money -- I guess its pretty obvious he's a Raider through and through, what with his close relationship to Al Davis and his role as PBP man. He just doesn't seem to accept the fact that this is the going rate for top QBs, and when someone moves the needle like Kaepernick, he is going to get paid, either by the 49ers who have put so much time and effort into his development, or another team. At least its not all guaranteed. If his body falls apart by the time he's 30, the niners are not anchored to his contract, I would hope. Glad he's here for the near future tho. Nobody put the kind of pressure on Seattle that he did during the NFC Championship game. Just look what Seattle did to the great Peyton Manning.
@cdunn27 With the built in de-escaltors of $2m/year if he doesn't hit the SB or get 1 or 2 All Pro and the option for the 9ers to cut him prior to April 1st of ANY year of the extension with no additional money owed it is actually good for both sides. Kap gets paid if he proves he is "The man". He gets paid less if he is not quite 'The man" and he can get cut if they find out he is no longer "The man".
@Sunset Boy I'm ok with Greg Papa. He's everywhere every time you turn on the TV or listen to the radio. It's hard to avoid him. LOL.
Overall, he's not bad. When he's serious, he's pretty good. He pretty much carries the show with Lund, even though Lund has gotten him in some arguments/debates. Greg Papa does have great sports knowledge and listening to him, at times you can see why he's been around the Bay Area sports scene for so long in TV and radio, and why 95.7 decided to keep him. The guy has knowledge of every team in the Bay Area, even though he is mainly associated with the Raiders, and he does do Giants and Warriors pre and postgame on Comcast.
I didn't like his comments about Mark Jackson, but he has said other controversial things in the past which has made him look idiotic at times. LOL.
He actually came around today regarding Kap, in a sense, almost taking back what he said yesterday. His big thing yesterday was he wasn't sure if Kap was "the guy". By that I guess he meant the guy at QB for this team like how Brady is for the Patriots, Brees for the Saints, Peyton Manning for the Broncos, et. al. I think he thought about it last night and when him and Lund were breaking down his contract and everything today, Greg Papa did admit that Kap is "the guy".
But yeah, I don't really have any problems with Greg Papa. He's not my favorite Bay Area sports talk show host, but he's a host that you're interested in hearing what he has to say at times when he's serious.
@MilpitasNinerGuy Believe me, I hope that happens! When it does, I will gladly eat crow.