The San Francisco 49ers have signed quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a new massive contract. His new contract extension is reportedly for six-years and will keep him with the franchise through the 2020 seasons.
He’ll reportedly make $126 million with $61 million guaranteed. He’ll receive $21 million annually in new money. While Kaepernick just got paid, two quarterbacks and their agents are going to use his contract – and previously ones – to establish their market value.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and Indianapolis Colts signal-caller Andrew Luck are expected to get paid in the very near future. Both are expected to land new contracts within the next year.
Kaepernick’s highest-paid quarterback contract is expected to be short-lived. Because with the new standard of high-paid quarterbacks, their agents now more leverage than their teams.
This would allow their clients to receive more guaranteed money than what Kaepernick received. Both are considered to get paid $24-to-25 million per season, which would be a record.
Wilson could receive more money guaranteed than Luck, because he’s more accomplished. He already took his team to the Super Bowl – and won it – which Luck hasn’t done. He done that before his third season.
Luck is also entering into his third season with the Colts. However, his teams haven’t been as successful as Wilson’s in Seattle.