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Packers Broadcast: How Colin Kaepernick's Contract Compares to Aaron Rodgers'

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Packers Broadcast: How Colin Kaepernick's Contract Compares to Aaron Rodgers'

Cheesehead TV's own Aaron Nagler made an appearance Thursday on the Mike Heller Show on The Big 920 in Milwaukee and The Big 1070 in Madison to discuss the new contract signed by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and how it compares to the lucrative deal Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers received last offseason.

Nagler's interview occurs at almost exactly the 30-minute mark in the podcast.

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Jeff Hayes's picture

He might be paid more but he is half the QD Rodgers is :(

Look on their fingers who has the ring?

Jeff Hayes's picture

ooops QB not QD lol

COW's picture

if you take into account all factors...

-health/injury history
-prime years remaining

...the only QB i'd take ahead of Kprnck RIGHT NOW is Luck.

The TKstinator's picture

And what would you know about charisma?

L's picture

Agreed; as of "right now".

Chad Lundberg's picture

Here's how Kaeperdick's contract compares to Rodgers. Rodges actually plays to the level that he's paid. Kaeperdick will not. Like all running QB's, he will slowly fade away, playing average level at best. And then the Niners won't be able to resign players like Crabree, Aldon Smith, Eric Reid, Utipai, among other young players of theirs. Donte Whitner was just the first.

I can NOT stress enough just how beneficial this will be to the Packers (and every other team for that matter) in the long run! It's like watching the Ravens overpay Joe Flacco! THEY SUCK!!!

COW's picture

Kaepernick is already elite (check his record)... and he's only scratched the surface of how good he'll become.

The only thing he could do to benefit the Packers would be to move to an AFC team.

Packers have never beaten Kaepernick... not sure they ever will.

Evan's picture

Record is not a QB stat.

Stroh's picture

You mean his record inflated by playing w/ about a dozen Top 15 picks? Whereas Rodgers does it w/ FAR Fewer! Haven't seen him revolutionize the NFL yet either. Go away 9er's fan we don't want you here!

COW's picture

"Haven't seen him revolutionize the NFL yet either. "

You must not be paying attention.

4thand1's picture

you suck

Stroh's picture

What has he done to revolutionize the game? Running ability? Newton is as good or better runner. Passing? no he's not on an elite passer level w/ Manning, Brady, Rodgers, Brees.

You WAY over-rate him!!!

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

Kaepernick's contract is much more favorable to San Fran than some of the titles to articles imply. There is low front end cash flow, $12 million is tied to actual playing time and team success, another $12 million is tied to active roster bonuses, and his injury guarantees vest on April 1 of each year. The fully guaranteed money initially only amounts to $12.973. One stat: SF can cut Kaepernick after this season (the first on this contract) and absorb only a $9.8 million dead money hit. In comparison, the dead money in Rodgers' contract after the first season was $45.6 million. There is no real comparison between Kaepernick's contract and Rodgers' contract unless Kaepernick remains healthy and dynamic throughout the life of his contract.

Kaepernick's cap number is only $3.76 for the upcoming season but increases to $17 million in 2015, so the days of San Fran getting cheap quarterbacking are almost over.

Stroh's picture

Nice breakdown... I'm taking your word on the numbers. Rodgers contract on the other hand is structured much differently then. His compensation and yearly income basically remain stable thoughout his contract. You would kinda expect that since Rodgers was a much more proven commodity and in most everyones (except CowTurds) opinion the best player at the most important position in the NFL. Kaeperdork while he has been very good isn't nearly as established, not too mention as good.

Rodgers contract is actually very friendly to the Packers given his status. Kaeperdork still has more to prove, tho he's on course. Either way the 21M IMO is too high, but that probably is due to the 9ers having an out if they need it. Gotta give something to get something in negotiations.

Thegreatreynoldo's picture

I read some of the Seattle papers, but the best source on Kaepernicks' contract that I found was at over the in the article noted below:

johnnyd17's picture

good topic, sadly, he's owned the Packers...ive been to 2 of those damn games! however, a better comparison may be Kaperniks contract vs. very glad to be a Packer fan!! talk about a floundering franchise! glad we have Ted!!

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