49ers beat writer Tim Kawakami reports on the extension negotiations between the 49ers and QB Colin Kaepernick:
Kaepernick said during Super Bowl week that he’s open to striking a balance between what he wants and what’s best for the team salary structure, and from what I’ve heard, nothing said over the weekend contradicted that.
Of course, the parameters of “balance” could mean different things to both sides–does that mean Kaepernick will ask for $20M per instead of $22M? Or does it mean he’ll talk about $16M-17M per with steps to get him up to $20M?
Either way, it sounds like $15M to $16M is the floor for an average salary here.