So that's the going rate for a young quarterback with a few playoff wins.
The reported $61 million in guaranteed money would surpass the $60.5 million Drew Brees got in 2012, a then NFL record.
If you value passing numbers, Brees' four-5,000+ yard passing seasons, might mean more than Kaepernick's career total of 5,046 passing yards in 32 games played.
"I'm gonna make sure I'm worth every penny of this," Kaepernick said at a press conference announcing the six-year $126 million contract extension.
At that number, its the fourth biggest contract ever signed in the NFL, behind the $132 million Calvin Johnson signed for in 2012, the $130 million Michael Vick signed for in 2005, and the $126.7 million Jay Cutler signed for in an extension earlier this off-season.
The next biggest contract in NFL history belongs to Joe Flacco at $120.6 million.
Flacco led the Baltimore Ravens to a victory in Super Bowl XLVII, defeating Kaepernick's 49ers' in that game.
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