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Colin Kaepernick won't cash in from Super Bowl

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02:55 PM ET 01.25 | There might not be two athletes in any sport as underpaid as Kaepernick and Wilson, two NFC West quarterbacks who figure to square off for years to come. It's off-the-charts ridiculousness, their salaries. It's thievery, nearly criminal. Colin Kaepernick has to wait another season before he can really cash in on his early-career success. Sixty minutes from a world championship, Kaepernick is finishing up Year Two of a four-year, $5.12 million deal that is worth more than $3 million less in full than what Mark Sanchez will make from the New York Jets next season. And yet, Kaepernick has no out. He is locked into the deal until after the 2013 season. Wilson's deal is even more glaring. He signed a four-year, $2.99 million deal that is worth $6 million less in full than what Kevin Kolb is scheduled to make from Seattle's division-rival Arizona Cardinals next season.

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January 25, 2013  03:41 PM ET

I'd think ESPN would be aware of how the new CBA is set up to deal with rookie contracts... but then that would imply that they might actually know what they are talking about.

January 25, 2013  05:43 PM ET
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I'd think ESPN would be aware of how the new CBA is set up to deal with rookie contracts... but then that would imply that they might actually know what they are talking about.

Agreed. ESPN is kind of a sports tabloid. They seem to be more interested in creating controversy than reporting news.

 
January 26, 2013  11:20 PM ET

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