Originally posted by Gavintech:
Originally posted by crabman82:
thats market value. teams are free to not offer such deals and find alternatives. they choose not to because the alternatives are often worse. everyone wants to think their guy will take a discount. you can see posts about wilson just the same over at seahawks.nut. its just not realistic, these guys have agents and they know how to do their jobs. its new to us because we havent had to dish out this type of cash for a qb in over 10 years. i dont disagree that the team could weaken overall in terms of talent level, but it doesnt make it any less likely that kaepernick is going to for less. at the end of the day its a business. romo, stafford, cutler, ryan, flacco were all making pretty decent money prior to their new deals. kaepernick hasnt even been afforded that ability yet, they gotta take care of him and will.
I wouldn't be surprised to see a QB taken in round 2 or 3 next year. Nor would I be surprised if he (Kaepernick) is not extended and gets to FA (at which time they may franchise him, depending on what happens between now and then) and isn't even on the team in 2016.
Just because other team's are stupid with their QB salaries doesn't mean the 49ers will be. If we have learned anything about this franchise and front office is they are smart with their cap. Which is the only reason the team is as good as it is right now and you are talking about Kaepernick deserving a top contract. I predict they break the trend of going full retard just to retain one player. That doesn't mean he is going elsewhere, he may stay for a more team-friendly contract, but they are not going to clean house (they are almost at the cap for next year already and have other important players to extend that would ALL have to be let go and replaced with rookies and minimum salary FA's if they extend him to the kind of contract you are talking about) and make the team worse to keep one player. QB or not.
Do you know it will cost more than 15 mill to franchise Kaep in 2015?
Do you think Jed will want to see a brand new stadium filled to only 70%? That's what a 2nd or 3rd round rookie QB can bring in if he's lucky.
[ Edited by ayetee on Jan 7, 2014 at 10:13 PM ]