SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers have reached an agreement on a 6-year contract extension worth more than $100 million.
"Colin's hard work and dedication have played an integral role in the recent success of the 49ers organization," said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. "His work ethic, leadership and on-field production have positively influenced our team, and we look forward to his continued growth in all areas.
The deal, reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter to be heavy on guarantees, would tie Kaepernick to the team through 2020.
"Our organization always looks to reward our players for their contributions and commitment to the team. Colin's agents, Scott Smith and Jason Bernstein, along with Paraag Marathe and Brian Hampton, should be commended for working diligently to reach an agreement," Baalke said.
A 26-year-old native of Turlock, CA, Kaepernick was originally selected in the second round (36th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by San Francisco. He started all 16 regular season games in 2013, and all three postseason contests, setting career highs in completions (243), passing yards (3,197) and passing touchdowns (21), while also recording 92 rushing attempts for 542 yards and four touchdowns.