In today's 49ers news update, the massive six-year, $110 million contract that Colin Kaepernick signed doesn't come with nearly as much money up front as most star quarterbacks get when signing extensions.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Kaepernick's signing bonus is a fraction of those usually seen for top signal callers:
Most unique aspect of Colin Kaepernick’s new deal: it contains $12 million in signing bonus, whereas most big QB deals are $24-$40 million.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 4, 2014
Kaepernick's contract now runs through 2020, and is set to pay him just over $21 million a year when all is said and done. The contract also comes with a record $60 million in guaranteed money, making sure that Kaepernick won't be too worried about the fact that his signing bonus doesn't measure up comparatively.
The San Francisco 49ers starting quarterback was allegedly unwilling to accept any contract that would pay him less that $20 million a year - something which this contract extensions serves to ensure won't happen.
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