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Kaepernick’s deal helps sign other guys in one way: It doesn’t pay market value

After signing, with an old-old-school quill pen, his new contract, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick explained to the media that he agreed to the deal as designed in order to help the team sign and keep other players. “Part of the way the contract is written and the way it was negotiated was so they would…

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Thursday morning one-liners

New Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is fired up to get on the field. Dolphins rookie Billy Turner’s the subject of an online documentary film. In a wise move, the Patriots want to protect QB Tom Brady better. Turnover and injuries have made the Jets secondary a question mark. Ravens S Matt Elam is showing…

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Kaepernick deal gives 49ers flexibility with Harbaugh

Upon hearing the initial report regarding Colin Kaepernick’s contract worth “up to” $126 million with $61 million “guaranteed,” it seemed that, if the deal were even remotely close to having a true value in that range, the 49ers would have to cry uncle in their negotiations with John Harbaugh’s brother. If the team had made…

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The full Kaepernick contract details

In response to our item suggesting that the Colin Kaepernick deal, trumpeted as being worth “up to” $126 million with $61 million guaranteed contains plenty of fluff, a league source with knowledge of the deal sent the details to PFT, and multiple other sources have chimed in on the contents of the contract. As expected,…

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Lots of fluff likely in Kaepernick deal

We’ve yet to get our eyes on the specifics of the Colin Kaepernick contract, but the buzz in league circles is that the initial reports created a false impression regarding the true value of the deal. One league source estimated that the official numbers will come out within 2-3 days.  Until then (if not sooner),…

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Bevell: Seahawks to be more running back-by-committee next season

Marshawn Lynch has been the workhorse that has driven the Seattle Seahawks offense the last several seasons. The Seahawks have consistently run the ball as much as any team in the league. Lynch has carried at least 285 times and rushed for at least 1,200 yards in each of the last three seasons. Their commitment…

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Salary-cap spikes could drive quarterback market even higher

We don’t know, and for the next few days we won’t know, the total, actual value of the contract given by the 49ers to quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  So it’s possible that the 49ers haven’t given Kaepernick the top-of-market money that the agent-driven report of the value of the deal suggests. But let’s assume the non-leaked…

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PFT Whiparound: Roman numerals ditched for Super Bowl 50

Shaun King joins in on the PFT Whiparound for the first time ever. The guys run through the latest news and notes from around the league including, Colin Kaepernick signing a six-year extension, Ben Tate reportedly dissing teammate Johnny Manziel, Jake Long still not being ready to go for the Rams, the NFL dropping roman…

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PFT: Kaepernick gets paid

Colin Kaepernick signs a massive extension that keeps him in San Francisco for the next six years. The guys of PFT discuss what this means for other young quarterbacks and the 49ers’ head coach Jim Harbaugh.

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Kaepernick deal could raise stakes for other young quarterbacks

We don’t know — and won’t know — what the Colin Kaepernick deal is actually worth until the contract is filed and inevitably leaked. Waiting patiently, or otherwise, for the information will be the other young quarterbacks who either are or will be eligible for new contracts. Currently, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and Bengals quarterback Andy…

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Baalke on Kaepernick deal: 49ers always look to reward our players

San Francisco 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke says the big new contract for quarterback Colin Kaepernick shows that the team takes care of its players. “Colin’s hard work and dedication have played an integral role in the recent success of the 49ers organization,” Baalke said in a statement released by the team. “His work ethic,…

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Financial details will say plenty about Kaepernick deal

The nugget leaked preliminary regarding the six-year contract extension signed by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is that it’s worth “up to” $126 million, and that it pays out $60 million “guaranteed.” That information raises more questions than it answers. “Up to” means maximum value.  Which means there are triggers that Kaepernick must hit to get…

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Colin Kaepernick extended through 2020 season

It didn’t take the 49ers and quarterback Colin Kaepernick long to work out a deal once they were in the same room. According to multiple reports, they agreed to a six-year contract extension which will be worth more than $100 million, and tie him to the team through the 2020 season. According to Ian Rapoport…

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Steve Young: Colin Kaepernick should run less, learn to make reads

When Steve Young arrived in San Francisco, he was an athletic quarterback who hadn’t yet developed into a great passer. By the time he retired from the 49ers, Young had a Super Bowl ring and two league MVP awards, and he was the NFL’s all-time record holder in passer rating and destined for the Hall…

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Is Tom Brady still a top-five quarterback?

Thanks to the folks at ESPN, the slowest month on the NFL calendar has been partially filled by the latest twist to the ongoing question of how long Tom Brady will continue to play quarterback, for the Patriots or someone else. As framed, the question is whether Brady continues to be one of the best…

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