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 1/25 Colin Kapernick, Russell Wilson Can't Cash In
Lightbulb topic by TraV - 01-25-2013, 09:49 AM



San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has found holes in opposing defenses and the CBA.

Thanks to the collective bargaining agreement that the NFL and NFLPA negotiated in July 2011, what San Francisco is paying Kaepernick to take the team to Super Bowl XLVII is a steal. And the Seattle Seahawks are paying even less to quarterback Russell Wilson, who took the team to the divisional playoff round and set up the franchise for the next decade.

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.

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.

Like Kaepernick, Wilson has no way out. He is stuck with the deal until after the 2014 season, despite being added to the Pro Bowl this week and looking like he could go for years to come.

These two deals expose one of the biggest weaknesses in the CBA for the players and one of the biggest strengths for owners. Young NFL players have no choice but to suck it up for three years, even if they play at the level Kaepernick and Wilson have. Meanwhile, NFL owners get to build cheaply through the draft and own players' rights for five to six years, without the threat of arbitration that Major League Baseball has.

This is why good scouting and draft picks really are more valuable than ever before. The NFL never has seen good labor this cheap for this long.

How the league got here is easy enough to understand. During the most recent CBA negotiations, we saw extreme backlash against the outlandish deals given to top drafts picks in previous years, when a player such as former No. 1 overall pick JaMarcus Russell walked away with $32 million in guaranteed money. So much attention was given to the issue that standout rookies in the new 10-year CBA now are being punished for it. Because of Russell, Kaepernick and Wilson are underpaid.

There is no reprieve, no chance to be paid until a player has given a team three seasons. By then, some running backs, such as an Alfred Morris, will have plenty of wear on their tires. And as everyone prepares for Super Bowl XLVII, the storylines that follow it will be different than in the past.

Young players such as Kaepernick who help lead their team to the Super Bowl cannot demand new deals the way they seemed to regularly in the past. It used to be like this: Player helps team to Super Bowl, player demands new deal, team rewards player for helping team, new deal gets done.

But this was old school. New school is the ultimate form of detention for young standout players. The CBA locks up their contracts for three years and throws away the key, with no chance of parole.

It would be much more equitable if certain allowances were made for extreme examples, players who glaringly outplay expectations. It would be hard to define what that level of play is, but suffice to say that everyone would know. Any player who helps lead his team to the Super Bowl in his second year, as Kaepernick has done, or goes to the Pro Bowl in his first year, the way Wilson has, deserves to be rewarded, at least more than his existing rookie deal does.

Until the rules are adjusted, the players will continue to be wronged. And after watching Kaepernick and Wilson this season and seeing what they will earn in future seasons, one truth is self-evident: The holes in the CBA are a lot bigger than any they find in opposing defenses.

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27 comments for "1/25 Colin Kapernick, Russell Wilson Can't Cash In"


 01-25-2013, 09:57 AMonline - #2
0ddJoB 59 heat pts59

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a 2nd year player who just started games this year not even a full 16 and a rookie

what the #### is this article saying wtf
 01-25-2013, 09:58 AMaway - #3
Rique 30 heat pts30

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People only blame jamarcus but look at sam bradford too he was the second highest paid qb in nfl last season makin 20 ms
 01-25-2013, 10:16 AMaway - #4
TraV 73 heat pts73

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Originally Posted by Rique
People only blame jamarcus but look at sam bradford too he was the second highest paid qb in nfl last season makin 20 ms
 01-25-2013, 10:32 AMonline - #5
portis187 22 heat pts22

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i wouldn't give anyone a big contract only after 1 yr. Seattle gave fllyn one after 1 game
 01-25-2013, 10:35 AMaway - #6
Akira Son Bio 89 heat pts89

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Originally Posted by portis187
i wouldn't give anyone a big contract only after 1 yr. Seattle gave fllyn one after 1 game
Exactly. You can cry about the poor old players all you want but what about the teams that drop big bills on these players and they flop or get beat out by Rookie QB's .
 01-25-2013, 10:36 AMonline - #7
justinjones 245 heat pts245

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people want to blame but the classes after him was the last straw. it kept getting higher and higher. like travi$ said sam bradford is one of the highest paid qbs right now
 01-25-2013, 10:38 AMaway - #8
Youngin19 35 heat pts35

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them ni##as getting r###d!
 01-25-2013, 10:38 AMaway - #9
Cloud 420 5 heat pts

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Matt Stafford: 6 years, 72 Million.
 01-25-2013, 10:39 AMaway - #10
ttime236 36 heat pts36

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Lions got the di#kles with paying Stafford, Calvin, Suh all that top 2 money

RG3 and the Butler on rookie deals
 01-25-2013, 10:39 AMaway - #11
5_star_smitty|m 157 heat pts157

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thought this was common knowledge
rookies can't re-do their contracts until after their 3rd year...
so Kaep only has 1 more year under his current contract before he gets the big bucks.
wilson is locked in for 2 more seasons
kaep's gonna get that endorsement money soon though, russell wilson doesn't have that "IT" factor
saw dude on nfl network & he came off as a square... nothing about him jumped off the screen
 01-25-2013, 10:43 AMaway - #12
WordOnThaStreet 25 heat pts25

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Originally Posted by Youngin19
them ni##as getting r###d!
yup esp considering how short nfl careers can be.....
 01-25-2013, 10:43 AMaway - #13
Roo 50 253 heat pts253

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only thing new I learned in this thread is that sam bradford made 20 mill and to that i say

god dayum
 01-25-2013, 10:46 AMonline - #14
justinjones 245 heat pts245

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Originally Posted by 5_star_smitty
thought this was common knowledge
rookies can't re-do their contracts until after their 3rd year...
so Kaep only has 1 more year under his current contract before he gets the big bucks.
wilson is locked in for 2 more seasons
kaep's gonna get that endorsement money soon though, russell wilson doesn't have that "IT" factor
saw dude on nfl network & he came off as a square... nothing about him jumped off the screen
yea this situation is really no different than revis,jackson and more players that out play their contract and try to restructure it

just that its qbs this time and they can't restructure it yet
 01-25-2013, 10:49 AMaway - #15
TraV 73 heat pts73

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Originally Posted by 5_star_smitty
thought this was common knowledge
rookies can't re-do their contracts until after their 3rd year...
so Kaep only has 1 more year under his current contract before he gets the big bucks.
wilson is locked in for 2 more seasons
kaep's gonna get that endorsement money soon though, russell wilson doesn't have that "IT" factor
saw dude on nfl network & he came off as a square... nothing about him jumped off the screen





 01-25-2013, 01:54 PMaway - #16
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Does the league still pay younger players bonuses based on playing time? I remember reading an article a few years ago about rookie players getting an extra 900k just based on playing time.
 01-25-2013, 02:01 PMonline - #17
b_eazy 45 heat pts45

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Ain't that how life goes majority of the time, the undeserving get the most while the hardworking, appreciative people in need struggle.
 01-25-2013, 02:47 PMaway - #18
That Guy Fly 17 heat pts17

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This is great for the fans and the game
 01-25-2013, 03:07 PMaway - #19
OldeEnglish22oz 5 heat pts

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Originally Posted by 5_star_smitty
thought this was common knowledge
rookies can't re-do their contracts until after their 3rd year...
so Kaep only has 1 more year under his current contract before he gets the big bucks.
wilson is locked in for 2 more seasons
kaep's gonna get that endorsement money soon though, russell wilson doesn't have that "IT" factor
saw dude on nfl network & he came off as a square... nothing about him jumped off the screen
I guess you never seen his Levi's commericials. That's exactly how they want to market him as a "square"
 01-25-2013, 04:04 PMaway - #20
Sivraj 118 heat pts118

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Originally Posted by 5_star_smitty
thought this was common knowledge
rookies can't re-do their contracts until after their 3rd year...
so Kaep only has 1 more year under his current contract before he gets the big bucks.
wilson is locked in for 2 more seasons
kaep's gonna get that endorsement money soon though, russell wilson doesn't have that "IT" factor
saw dude on nfl network & he came off as a square... nothing about him jumped off the screen


Are you ####in retarded?? Square or not RW3 is gonna be a problem in our divison rather you like it or not.
 

 



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