According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was thinking about his fellow players during negotiations of his new contract.
He wanted to make sure that his deal allowed the team some flexibility to still offer extensions to other players like wide receiver Michael Crabtree.
Kaepernick and the 49ers agreed to a 6-year, $126 million deal this afternoon. The deal includes $61 million in guaranteed money.
Colin Kaepernick specifically requested his deal allow 49ers flexibility to negotiate extensions with players such as WR Michael Crabtree.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 4, 2014