After leading the San Francisco 49ers to the NFC Championship game the last two seasons, Colin Kapernick is getting a new deal.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport the 49ers will give their signal caller a new six-year deal worth $126 million which will keep him with the team though the 2020 season.
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
Kaepernick’s new deal actually includes just $13 million in guaranteed money, as the 49ers can cut him without further commitment each year on April 1. He will make just $1.073 million during the 2014 season.
The new deal comes just a day after reports broke that the team was planning a face-to-face meeting with his representatives. With the 49ers getting Carlos Rogers contract off the books and linebacker Navarro Bowman restructuring his deal the team was able to work out a new deal with their signal caller.
If the deal is worth $126 million then Kaepernick’s new deal is worth $21 million a season, well north of the $18 million that the Chicago Bears gave Jay Cutler in November.
Kaepernick is 21-8 as the 49ers starting quarterback.