Only $12 million? That may still sound like a lot, but as ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted, most big quarterback deals are in the $24 million to $40 million range.
Kaepernick and the 49ers agreed to a 6-year, $126 million deal this afternoon. The deal includes $61 million in guaranteed money.
Most unique aspect of Colin Kaepernick's new deal: it contains $12 million in signing bonus, whereas most big QB deals are $24-$40 million.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 4, 2014