Good morning everyone. Did Colin Kaepernick get paid, or what? That's obviously the biggest news of the past couple days, but I haven't had a chance to weigh in on things since I don't do the Nuggets every day. My initial reaction was that it was a good contract for the 49ers, and right in line with Kaepernick's value on the market. At the actual dollar amounts, I have to say that I think he's being overpaid given what we've seen on the field, but the market dictates, doesn't it?
Then yesterday, we heard all the extra information regarding the contract, and the guaranteed money that could potentially be lost. I think I speak for all of us when I say that I hope the 49ers pay out every single dime of that contract, because it means they'll be winning. I also think the insurance policy is interesting, and I wrote about that yesterday -- I think it could end up being standard in future negotiations.
Oh and I still don't think Vernon Davis is the next, or even the one after the next, priority.
'Tip of the cap to Kap' -- 49ers' QB strikes team-friendly deal (Maiocco)
Colin Kaepernick's contract clause could be the future of negotiations (Brady)
Davis 'just waiting' on 49ers for contract extension he's wanted since 2013 season (Inman)
49ers 'won' the contract, but did Kaepernick offer much resistance? (Branch)
Colin Kaepernick: I wouldn't be here without Alex Smith (SI)
Davis' absence 'in best interest of my brand' (Maiocco)
David: Pay Jimmy Graham like a WR (ESPN)
Pete Carroll on rivalry with Jim Harbaugh: We love beating him (SI)
Davis: 'I think I should be there' (Williamson)
Colin Kaepernick Takes Pride in Showing Up First (49ers)