The San Francisco 49ers may have lost Sunday’s match against the Buffalo Bills but Colin Kaepernick seemed as an obvious winner. This after the 49ers invested a $7.5 million insurance policy included in Kaepernick’s reconstructed contract.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Kaepernick agreed to a contract reconstruction that would assure him of a $7.5 million if he gets hurt. Kaepernick started for the 49ers in their Sunday match against the Bills wherein they lost via 45-16.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter added that sources noted that the 49ers added a $1 million as an easy attainable incentive for Kaepernick. This means that if Kaepernick suffers a career-ending injury and could not play next season, he will collect the $7.5 million tax-free. With the addition to his contact, the deal comes as insurance for him.
The $1 million incentive comes if Kaepernick manages to play 50 percent of the 49ers snaps including the game against the Bills. Aside from the injury insurance, Kaepernick’s reconstructed contract makes his a free agent by the end of the season.
Thus, if Kaepernick manages to survive this season with flying colors, teams will surely line up outside his door for an appointment. It would be remembered that Kaepernick signed a $114 million six-year contract before the start of the 2015 season. Kaepernick then suffered a series of injuries causing him to lose the starting place to Blaine Gabbert this season.
Under Gabbert, the 49ers look to lose their season as they started with a 1-4 record. 49ers coach Chip Kelly then announced that Kaepernick would play against the Bills and it seems that they continue to look for a solution as they are down 1-5.
Kaepernick needs to find a solution to turn things around for the 49ers if he wants to keep his post and not let his contract go to waste. At the start of the season, Kaepernick had issues with the team.
Now with the recent developments, Kaepernick becomes the master of where his football career. Aside from his national anthem protest, Kaepernick looks at a bright future ahead of him. Kaepernick and the 49ers hope to improve its record when they face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7.
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