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.