Golden Nuggets: Colin Kaepernick signs record extension through 2020

Christian Petersen

Thursday, June 5, 2014 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of 49ers links from around the web.

Good morning everyone. Its June and I'm on summer vacation for the rest of the month. The NBA finals are just about to get underway and the World Cup starts next week. Needless to say, I have somehow found a way to keep myself occupied during the slowest time of the year for the NFL. It would take a story of epic proportions to get me to drop everything and get excited about football in June.

Colin Kaepernick signed an extension through 2020 for record guaranteed money yesterday. Yeah, that works.

The contract pays him a base salary of up to 126 million with a record 61 million guaranteed. Yes the numbers are big, but we all know that NFL contracts are all about the guaranteed money. They are unlike those in the NBA or MLB because they aren't fully guaranteed. That means if a player has a bad year and his team no longer views the player as worth his contract, they can probably get out of most of it. The point is that NFL contracts are never as bad as they initially look and the team almost always maintains flexibility if they are smart in negotiations. I believe that Colin Kaepernick is worth every cent of his contract because there is no one available that could get anywhere close to replicating his success. Yes he still needs to grow as a passer but even if he never improves - a foolish notion given his age and work ethic - he is worth close to what he is being paid. We've got a lot of Kaepernick linkage and a few on Vernon Davis and the end of the tyranny that is Roman numerals on the Superbowl 50 logo. Lets not waste any more time and get to those links.

Source: 49ers extend Colin Kaepernick through 2020 (BASG)

Report: 49ers reach agreement to extend Colin Kaepernick through 2020 (Gin)

49ers and former react to Kaepernick's extension (Gin)

Kaepernick: Newfound riches won’t dull my desire (Barrows)

Kaepernick Q&A: QB’s goal to win as many Super Bowls as possible (Branch)

Kaepernick: ‘I’m going to work to make sure I’m worth every penny of this’ (Inman)

Colin Kaepernick worth every penny (ESPN)

49ers still have room for more deals (ESPN)

Sock it to ‘em: Kaepernick’s ‘Make It Rain’ fashion choice (Inman)

For starters, Kaepernick’s deal reportedly team-friendly (Branch)

One 49ers great says of an aspiring 49ers great: 'More power to those guys if they can get what they can get.' (Mercury News)

Now it's time for 49ers to extend Harbaugh (ESPN)

Stock offering makes 49ers star think like CEO (Barrows)

Money matters: Stock-traded Vernon Davis focused on his ‘brand’ (Branch)

Vernon Davis closely watching Jimmy Graham’s contract situation (Barrows)

Boone's decision indicates determination to get new deal (Maiocco)

Report: NFL drops Roman numerals for "Super Bowl 50" (Gin)

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