Colin Kaepernick


Age: 27     Height: 6′ 4″     Weight: 230
College: Nevada     Accrued Seasons: 4
League Entry: 2011 NFL Draft, Round 2, Pick 36 (49ers)
Colin Kaepernick signed a six year, $114 million extension with the San Francisco 49ers on June 4, 2014. Kaepernick received $12,973,766 in full guarantees made up of a $645,000 base salary and $12,328,766 signing bonus. From 2015 through 2017 his entire base salary is guaranteed for injury only as is $5.2 million of his 2018 base salary. If Kaepernick is on the 49ers roster on April 1 of the respective League Year the guarantee vests to full. Kaepernick can earn $2 million per year in per game roster bonuses. $12 million in escalators are available. In order to earn the full escalator amount Kaepernick must participate in 80% of the offensive snaps in 2014 and either be named first or second team All Pro or be on the active roster of a Super Bowl team. For each year that this is not accomplished the escalator value reduces by $2 million.

Kaepernick was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He signed a 4 year contract worth $5,124,296 which included a $2,226,764 signing bonus. His base salaries in 2011 and 2012 were fully guaranteed and $590,314 of his 2013 base salary was fully guaranteed. Kaepernick can earn workout bonuses of $100,000 in the final two years of his contract.

Contract Details

Total Value: $114,000,000 (avg. $19,000,000/year; $12,973,766 fully guaranteed)
9th highest of 122 QB contracts
YearBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Dead Money & Cap Savings
2013$740,844 $590,314$556,691$0$100,000$0$1,397,535
2014$645,000 $645,000$3,022,444$0$100,000$0$3,767,444
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