Originally posted by 4ML:
A 4 year 60M extension is fair to both sides. He plays out his rookie year and then the extension kicks in. Gives Kap an opportunity to go for another extension when he's just 30. We don't have to commit to him for 6-7 years for $100M.
If he gets an extension this offseason I would think that is as good as it is going to be. The 49ers have the leverage at this point in time and if he wants to get something long term he's going to have to be reasonable.
Since when was $15 million a year a slap in the face to a QB ranked in the bottom half in the league in most of the important categories a slap in the face anyways?
Just for kicks looking at the numbers of all 12 QBs in the playoffs (just using averages, not using overall because not all QB's played the same number of games) he was 11th in passer rating, 9th in Yards Per Attempt, 9th in longest completion, 9th in yards per game, 12th/last in completion percentage.
As much as he did running the ball these are not the kind of numbers that gets someone a franchise QB contract. $60 million over 4 years is more than fair (and that is only because this is the day and age of over-inflating starting QB's contracts).