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11 days ago
8/29/17
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How Much Did Colin Kaepernick Make Playing In The NFL?

As the NFL season rolls on, teams have made it clear that they don't plan on signing Colin Kaepernick.

The Baltimore Ravens came close, even going so far as to schedule an in-person meeting with the quarterback. But when Kaepernick's girlfriend tweeted a photo comparing Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and former player Ray Lewis to a scene from Django Unchained, the meeting – and any chance of signing Kaepernick – fell through.

Kaepernick put up above-average numbers last season, but seeing guys like Dan Orlovsky and Brandon Weeden getting deals before Kaepernick does is a pretty telling sign.

If Kaepernick's playing days are indeed done, he's left a huge amount of money on the table, despite signing a "record" seven-year, $126 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers in 2014.

As it turns out, Kaepernick only made about 31 percent of the money from that deal, and over six seasons in the NFL, his career earnings are $43,479,216, or a little less than $7 million per year.

Kaepernick's big deal was highly touted at the time, but even back then, the number seemed inflated. Only a $12.3 million signing bonus and Kaepernick's $645,000 salary in 2014 were actually guaranteed. And because of how the contract was worded, Kaepernick lost $2 million in 2015 because he didn't make first- or second-team All-Pro and the 49ers didn't make the Super Bowl.

Oh, and that other $61 million from his deal that was also apparently "guaranteed?" Kaepernick would only get that money if he suffered a career-ending injury.

Kaepernick restructured his contract in 2016, adding a player option for 2017. Knowing he'd be released, Kaepernick opted out of the deal in March, hoping he could sign a new contract elsewhere.

That hasn't happened yet, though. It's looking like Kaepernick may never recoup the $87 million he missed out on from his "record" deal.

https://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/sports-news/much-colin-kaepernick-make-playing-nfl/

 

11 days ago
8/9/16
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Oh well...
11 days ago
7/1/15
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Idiot 

11 days ago
7/1/15
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Hope your misguided/misinformed movement was worth it 

11 days ago
1/25/04
Posts: 119001

"Please hire me back! I will stand! Money is more important than whatever I was protesting!"

 

 

11 days ago
2/5/05
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He still made $43M in six years. That's more than most of us will make in our lives. 

11 days ago
4/22/03
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I wonder what Matt Serra thinks?

11 days ago
10/13/02
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So maybe I'm doing the math wrong, but he's still currently a multimillionaire, correct?
11 days ago
7/7/10
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clattymine -

He still made $43M in six years. That's more than most of us will make in our lives. 

But what about racial injustice? 

 

Lmao 

11 days ago
5/14/08
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He will be fine. There’s money in his new life. He just hasn’t quite burned down the NFL bridge yet. There’s still a chance of getting signed. Once that goes out the window he will be getting paid speaking gigs and night shows, maybe a book or two. As long as he isn’t throwing money around like a rockstar, which would hurt his second life, he’s set for life. 

11 days ago
6/28/10
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clattymine -

He still made $43M in six years. That's more than most of us will make in our lives. 

Pretty good. Is that after taxes, agent and all that?

11 days ago
1/1/01
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if a gf costs you millions, time for a new gf?

11 days ago
3/4/10
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He made $43M. He'll be fine if his football days are over. Assuming he's not stupid with money.
11 days ago
6/28/10
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He will be fine. There’s money in his new life. He just hasn’t quite burned down the NFL bridge yet. There’s still a chance of getting signed. Once that goes out the window he will be getting paid speaking gigs and night shows, maybe a book or two. As long as he isn’t throwing money around like a rockstar, which would hurt his second life, he’s set for life. 

"he will be getting paid speaking gigs"

lol. Someone hasn't heard him speak before.

11 days ago
8/29/17
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clattymine -

He still made $43M in six years. That's more than most of us will make in our lives. 

Yeah that'll last.  His gf doesn't seem materialistic at all.  And he is known for making sound financial decisions.  

Edited: 11 days ago
6/28/10
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Can someone answer me that keeps saying he made 43m. Is that after taxes, agent fees and whatever else? Still pretty good either way but a pretty big chunk out of that 43m everyone keeps throwing around

11 days ago
3/18/10
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JitzInMyPants - He made $43M. He'll be fine if his football days are over. Assuming he's not stupid with money.

also a six figure pension

11 days ago
8/29/17
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BrckNoHitBk -

Can someone answer me that keeps saying he made 43m. Is that after taxes, agent fees and whatever else? Still pretty good either way but a pretty big chunk out of that 43m everyone keeps throwing around

No that is not after taxes or agent fees.  So it's considerably less than 43m

11 days ago
1/13/04
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11 days ago
1/1/01
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BrckNoHitBk -

Can someone answer me that keeps saying he made 43m. Is that after taxes, agent fees and whatever else? Still pretty good either way but a pretty big chunk out of that 43m everyone keeps throwing around

That's before taxes and agent. I'm guessing he brought home around 20 million. Awesome money, but certainly not enough to be careless. 

11 days ago
5/14/08
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BrckNoHitBk -
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He will be fine. There’s money in his new life. He just hasn’t quite burned down the NFL bridge yet. There’s still a chance of getting signed. Once that goes out the window he will be getting paid speaking gigs and night shows, maybe a book or two. As long as he isn’t throwing money around like a rockstar, which would hurt his second life, he’s set for life. 

"he will be getting paid speaking gigs"

lol. Someone hasn't heard him speak before.

Doesn’t matter. He’s a symbol now. Jay-Z is wearing his jersey, Pop culture stars are mentioning his name. His tweet about Eminem’s Cypher is headlines in some media circles. He started this. He can show up, tell a story or two, make mention of his talking points and leave. No one is expecting him to be Mark Antony. To those who will pay for him, he is a person to rally like minded people together. Not to educate. 

11 days ago
8/9/16
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yusul -

if a gf costs you millions, time for a new gf?

This seems like good math here...
11 days ago
3/14/16
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JitzInMyPants - He made $43M. He'll be fine if his football days are over. Assuming he's not stupid with money.
Well he's not particularly bright in other areas of life .
11 days ago
1/13/04
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BrckNoHitBk -
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He will be fine. There’s money in his new life. He just hasn’t quite burned down the NFL bridge yet. There’s still a chance of getting signed. Once that goes out the window he will be getting paid speaking gigs and night shows, maybe a book or two. As long as he isn’t throwing money around like a rockstar, which would hurt his second life, he’s set for life. 

"he will be getting paid speaking gigs"

lol. Someone hasn't heard him speak before.

Doesn’t matter. He’s a symbol now. Jay-Z is wearing his jersey, Pop culture stars are mentioning his name. His tweet about Eminem’s Cypher is headlines in some media circles. He started this. He can show up, tell a story or two, make mention of his talking points and leave. No one is expecting him to be Mark Antony. To those who will pay for him, he is a person to rally like minded people together. Not to educate. 

Colon has been a supporter since way back man..

 

11 days ago
11/28/09
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clattymine -

He still made $43M in six years. That's more than most of us will make in our lives. 

This.