Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Colin Kaepernick is the starting quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers but he’s actually making less than former Niners QB Steve Young, who is still being paid from a contract he signed years ago. One of the key items in the recently renegotiated Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) was the pay schedule for rookie players. Prior to a new CBA, teams that finished with top picks in the next year’s draft, were put under the financial gun. Sam Bradford was the last player to take advantage of the former system. Bradford signed a 6-year $78 million dollar deal with $50 million guaranteed before ever playing a snap in the NFL. Teams today are able to select a quarterback further down the first-round or even later for much less cost. For instance, Robert Griffin III (1.350), Russell Wilson (526,000) and Kaepernick (740,000) combined are making nearly $7 million less than Josh Freeman this year. The website, Celebritynetworth.com posted an article which outlined how Steve Young is making...
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