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Colin Kaepernick seeking $18 Mil/yr

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by UtilityPlayer, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>For <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%2349ers&amp;src=hash">#49ers</a> QB Colin Kaepernick: It’s a 6-year extension worth up to $126M with $60M guaranteed, source says. Under contract through 2020</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/474278618667839488">June 4, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  2. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    JJ Watt. Gonna get paid $125 mil. Easy
     
  3. Bobbythegreat

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    Oh wow, the Niners just shot themselves in the foot. That's an absolutely insane deal for a mediocre at best QB
     
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    What would be the actual cap hit for his contract?
     
  5. Bobbythegreat

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    I don't think that number has been released yet, it might be backloaded but there is almost no way this isn't an awful contract. For reference

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>RT <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL_Stats">@NFL_Stats</a>: Kaepernick's Stats Last Season:

    Comp. %: 58.4 (31st)
    Pass Yards: 3,197 (20th)
    Pass TDs: 21 (17th)
    Passer Rating: 91.6 (10th)</p>&mdash; MurdeRussWestbrook#0 (@thatkidteejayy) <a href="https://twitter.com/thatkidteejayy/statuses/474287518783782912">June 4, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  6. steddinotayto

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    Oh trust me I'm agreeing with you in that this is a horrific contract, especially for the GMs and owners who still have to sign Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, RGIII, Andrew Luck, etc. to extensions soon.

    We'll see what he does with a healthier / better receiving corp but man....if that defense don't produce the 9ers are going to regret this signing real quick.
     
  7. Bobbythegreat

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    I'm thinking the Niners' goal was to make the Joe Flacco contract look like a bargain.
     
  8. Fulgore

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    Way to go Kap. Well deserved.
     
  9. Rocket River

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    They can all ways cut him . . . take the 1 yr cap hit

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    That is why players gotta get all they can
     
  10. Bobbythegreat

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    61 mil guaranteed and a hard cap says they can't.
     
  11. K-Low_4_Prez

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    overpaid! What I dont get is the Niners are good because of their defense, so why aren't they using their resources to keep that together rather then overpay for a QB that is only decent because of the protection he gets from said defense.
     
  12. plutoblue11

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    1. You cannot win a Super Bowl with mediocre QBs.

    2. Where can you find a QB equal to or better than Colin Kaepernick?
     
  13. K-Low_4_Prez

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    well they are not winning the Super Bowl then because Kap is exactly that, a mediocre QB
     
  14. Bobbythegreat

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    The last two years disagrees with you

    He's a mediocre QB, it's not that hard to find someone better or equal to him. There's a reason why they almost never let him throw the ball, he's not a very good QB.
     
  15. plutoblue11

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    Joe Flacco and Russell Wilson are top 15 QBs.



    What QB on the market or at the bottom of draft could the Niners have gotten and allowed them to be an 11-13 win team.
     
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    they are about 10-15 which is the definition of mediocre
     
  17. Bobbythegreat

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    Heh, Wilson is a game manager that is asked to do less than any QB other than Kap and Flacco has thrown 3 more interceptions since you posted that. Even if you could make a case for Wilson the game manager being a top 15 QB, that only says that he is slightly above average....the gap between "mediocre" and "slightly above average" isn't very great.




    They still had Kap under contract and they could have simply replaced him with another QB once he was gone. The reason teams like Seattle and San Francisco were good was because they used the money they saved at the QB position to beef up their defense and running games....that's how they win games. By throwing a ton of cash at the QB spot, it takes away from the spots that made them good to begin with.
     
  18. plutoblue11

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    Wilson is *2nd year* QB who just helped his team win the Super Bowl. He's nowhere close to peaking.




    I asked who could they replace him with at QB...
     
  19. moestavern19

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    He is so overrated. Make a play when it matters bro.
     
  20. Bobbythegreat

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    Just this year, Bridgewater, Carr, or Garoppolo could have been taken in the draft and been groomed to be the game manager after some foolish team overpays Kap in FA. You'd just be looking for a game manager to hand the ball off.
     
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