49ers Sign Kaepernick to Six-Year, $126 Million Extension
This is a lot of money for what I consider an unproven quarterback. Kaepernick has shown plenty of promise, but I am not sure he has done anything to warrant being the highest paid quarterback. Let us not forget that Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers still play in the NFL.
The 49ers however didn't want to take the chance Kaepernick would leave at some point for free-agency. If they feel Kaepernick can be the franchise quarterback to lead them to a Super Bowl, making the investment is warranted. If he actually does win, then it was a small price to pay for San Francisco.