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Report: 49ers To Rekindle Contract Talks With QB Colin Kaepernick This Week

 

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that the 49ers will meet with the representatives for QB Colin Kaepernick this week in Santa Clara to rekindle contract talks.

Barrows mentions that this is believed to be the first face-to-face meeting between the two parties since they had dinner during the NFL Scouting Combine back in February.

San Francisco just received $6.6 million in available cap space now that Carlos Rogers has come off of their 2014 books, so the 49ers now have some additional cap room to work with.

Kaepernick, 26, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and will make just $973,766 for the 2014 season.

Given how successful he’s been since taking over for Alex Smith during the 2012 season, and the fact that he’s just entering the prime of his career, it really wouldn’t be surprising to see him come close to Joe Flacco‘s contract.

Flacco signed a six-year contract worth $120.6 million that included a $29 million signing bonus and $51 million guaranteed.

Last year, Kaepernick completed 58.4 percent of his passes for 3,197 to go along with 21 touchdown passes and eight interceptions. He also contributed another 524 yards rushing and four touchdowns on the ground.

Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 18 quarterback in the league last season.