Colin Kaepernick may just become one of the highest paid backup quarterbacks in the NFL. While there’s still an obvious chance that he winds up starting for the San Francisco 49ers, one thing that’s certain is that he’s about to get a huge guaranteed pay day.
As ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports, the 49ers are not cutting Kaepernick before the April 1 deadline, meaning that his $11.9 million salary becomes guaranteed.
April 1 deadline, when Colin Kaepernick's $11.9 million salary becomes guaranteed, is moot. 49ers are not releasing him before then.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 31, 2016
That’s a nice chunk of change for a player who may not even be starting in 2016. Whether he does earn the starting job under Chip Kelly, or the team drafts a quarterback at No. 7, this situation is going to be an interesting one to watch as the season draws closer.
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