The San Francisco 49ers will likely pursue an extension for quarterback Colin Kaepernick sometime soon. That time could come as soon as June based on how their salary cap situation looks to play out.
The 49ers are currently $3.726 million under the salary cap. Fitting their draft picks under the cap is expected to eat up approximately $2 million in additional cap space. Then, Rogers’ post-June 1 designation will create significant savings.”
The deal was structured in such a way that Flacco had a $1 million base salary in the first year of his contract. And his first-year cap figure was a manageable $6.8 million. If the 49ers used that same salary structure they created nearly all the cap room they would need with Rogers’ cut.”
It will be nice for Kaepernick to get the peace of mind that comes with a contract extension so that he can focus on more important things, like taking swipes at the Seahawks in the media and getting mad at what people say on Twitter.