Colin Kaepernick Gets Paid by the 49ers: A Dynasty in the making?
- Updated: June 6, 2014
The 49ers believe that their future is in quarterback Colin Kaepernick and they put their money behind those beliefs when they opened the vault and paid their sleek signal caller. Kaepernick has been very successful in his limited time under center for the 49ers, so it only makes sense that they lock down the QB, but does is he a cornerstone of what could be a dynasty?
The deal is one that will keep him in the bay area for years to come. They agreed on a six-year contract extension, which is worth more than $110 million, including a record $61 million guaranteed. The deal ties Kaepernick to the 49ers through the 2020 season and puts him among the 10 highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL. He was scheduled to have made $1.073 million this season. This will put tremendous pressure on the young man to make an impression on the team and collect some rings for this team. The nfl odds suggest that the 49ers have a chance of winning it all this year.
The 49ers are listed at (+150) to win the NFC West, (+400) to win the NFC and (+625) to win the Super bowl. These odds are taken from Bet Online, one of the top rated online sportsbooks featured at Bangthebook.com.
The numbers suggest that he is worthy of a big pay day. Kaepernick has completed 382 of 639 passes for 5,046 yards and 31 touchdowns. He also has started all six postseason games in which he has appeared, earning four wins and passing for 1,374 yards and seven touchdowns. This has now set the bar for other quarterbacks in the league when asking to get paid. Another thing is that he is still young. He will turn 27 in November. He has just 29 career starts. He is still learning the game. He is not in his prime yet. This means that he will be around and in his prime for years to come.
This could also give the young player peace of mind. Kaepernick, the former second-round draft pick in ’11 who led the franchise to a Super Bowl appearance and NFC Championship game over the past two seasons, now has the financial security of a tenured NFL superstar. He also has the peace of mind of knowing the 49ers are committed to his long-term success in pro football. This has all the making for a dynasty for the 49ers, especially if they can surround him with talent.
The 49ers are building their future and surrounding their quarterback with great players and that has all the makings of a dynasty. The 49ers can win the Super Bowl this year and for years to come.