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.