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Colin Kaepernick: ‘A lot of times I X a girl out before I even talk to her’ (Video)

jim-harbaugh-colin-kaepernickColin Kaepernick had to have been the most interesting man on the red carpet at the ESPYs pre-party in Hollywood Tuesday night. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback, who was rocking an enormous gold chain, answered a number of entertaining questions from gossip reporters.

Kaepernick seemed uncomfortable when asked which female athlete he would like to see appear in ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue, but he had no problem revealing that he was single and listing some of the important qualities he looks for in women.

“Obviously you have to be gorgeous,” Kaepernick said. “You’ve got to be physically attracted to someone. You have to be smart — someone I can actually talk to and have a conversation with. And someone I can have a good time with. I don’t want to sit and be bored, I want to have a good time.”

The reporter then asked Kaepernick about relationship deal-breakers.

“I think the biggest thing is just a girl’s attitude — the vibe she gives off, how she carries herself,” he said. “A lot of times I X a girl out before I even talk to her.”

Those are some pretty tough standards. People usually give women a chance to at least speak before crossing them off the list, but not Kaepernick. The 26-year-old also said “of course” when asked if he is single. So remember, ladies — if you’re looking to date Colin, try not to spoil it before you even get a chance to speak to him.

H/T Jimmy Traina’s Big Buzz

Colin Kaepernick shows off latest tattoo

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If there’s one thing we know about Colin Kaepernick, it’s that he is a fan of tattoos.

They have been the source of outrage for some in the past, but it hasn’t stopped him from continuing to add more, like the update he did to his chest.

Last week, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback teased via his Instagram account that new ink was on the way. In his latest post we find out the near finished product.

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Kaepernick added the following caption:

“Money is the root of all evil! Amazing work by @carlostorresart #WhatWouldYouDoForSomePaper #WhatAreYouReallyAbout”

Having recently signed a six-year contract extension, with $61 million guaranteed, Colin Kaepernick certainly knows a bit about having money. However much of it was used on this design was well spent because that’s high quality work, indeed.

Photos: Instagram/Kaepernick7

Colin Kaepernick wanted contract that would allow 49ers to extend other teammates

Colin-Kaepernick-flexingThe initial numbers for the Colin Kaepernick contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers were actually misleading, and therefore likely leaked by his agent. The real numbers, as reported by Pro Football Talk, indicate the deal is actually significantly more team-friendly than first reported.

PFT says Kaepernick’s contract calls for just over $13 million in guaranteed money, which is far less guaranteed up-front money than many other quarterbacks sign for. The deal also amounts to a bunch of one-year options for the team, where they have up until April 1 to decide if they want to pick up Kaepernick’s salary.

The salary amounts are:
2015 – $12.4 million
2016 – $13.9 million
2017 – $16.5 million
2018 – $17 million
2019 – $18.8 million
2020 – $21 million

Those are all very reasonable salary amounts, especially if you figure that the salary cap will increase at a fair rate over the next several years. Additionally, the amounts available can decrease by $2 million per season unless Kaepernick reaches a Super Bowl or is named All-Pro or second-team All-Pro. He only has to do that once to stop the de-escalator, and the earlier Kaepernick accomplishes either feat, the better chance he’ll have at realizing the full value of the contract. PFT has the full details on the de-escalator as they call it.

The deal is fine for Kaepernick because he has some guaranteed money in hand, but it’s great for the 49ers for a few reasons. One, they hold options on Kaepernick and can cut him loose after any season if they don’t like his development/performance. Two, the structure allows them the ability to fill out the rest of the roster well.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kaepernick wanted to structure his contract in a way that would allow the Niners the ability to extend his other teammates. For example, tight end Vernon Davis is talking about holding out because he wants more money, and wide receiver Michael Crabtree is likely seeking a big-money deal from the team.

“When signing this deal, Kaepernick specifically requested his deal allow the 49ers the flexibility to negotiate contract extensions with other players, such as wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who has one year left on his deal,” reported Schefter on SportsCenter.

“When signing, Kaepernick specifically asked, ‘So this structure gives us room to try extensions with my teammates, right?’ Once Kaepernick was told yes, he signed away …”

Now that they have Kaepernick’s contract out of the way, it will be extremely interesting to see what they do with their other players.

Steve Young on Colin Kaepernick extension: ‘He needs to develop still’

Steve YoungSteve Young is complimentary of Colin Kaepernick’s skills and abilities as a player, but he believes the young quarterback has a lot of developing to do, especially after receiving such a big contract extension from the San Francisco 49ers.

“This is a complete commitment, but I don’t know that they had a choice. He’s been so successful early. It’s quarterback-driven league,” Young said on ESPN’s “NFL Live” Wednesday in response to the 6-year, $126 million extension Kaepernick is receiving from the 49ers.

Young, who was known for being an excellent passer who also was a great scrambler, believes Kaepernick needs to transition into becoming a pocket passer.

“This is a big moment for the 49ers entering the future. I think the challenge is going to be how he develops and how do they use him,” said Young. “Because guys with legs, they have to transition. It’s not about the legs; it’s can you develop into that guy who can orchestrate from the pocket. If he’s going to be like that, he needs to develop still. And then you’re paying him $61 million guaranteed — you have to expect that that’s going to be the development that takes place.”

Though Young recognizes how great of a runner Kaepernick is and how effective it has been for him, he emphasized the importance of Kaep becoming a pure passer.

“That’s the thing — he’s so effective (as a runner). I didn’t run for 180 yards in a playoff game! The things he’s doing, you want to say ‘keep doing that!’ But I’m of the belief — and until I’m proven wrong I think it’s the truth — you have to win from the pocket. That’s the NFL truth. And people that try to bend that truth — Randall Cunningham, myself, others — you get straightened up to the truth. You have to deliver the ball out of the pocket effectively out of the huddle.”

Young continued to touch on those principles and emphasized that becoming a pocket passer is a “very difficult process” and that Kaepernick will have to be committed to it. He called it a long, boring challenge that a lot of guys are not willing to do.

He’s probably right, and I’m sure both Kaepernick and the 49ers believe the transition will take place. Many quarterbacks evolve into pocket passers because they realize you can’t scramble in the NFL without taking a beating. Kaep is a smart guy and will recognize that. But don’t get overly critical of him as a passer; he’s a good quarterback and is definitely a franchise QB. He’ll prove it. And he will eventually become more of a pocket passer, just as most good running quarterbacks become.

Colin Kaepernick gets $61 million guaranteed in six-year extension

Colin KaepernickColin Kaepernick is getting paid some big-time money by the San Francisco 49ers.

A day after it was reported that the two sides resumed contract extension talks, we learned that an agreement was reached on a six-year extension. The extension will run through 2020 and it reportedly calls for Kaepernick to be paid $61 million guaranteed and can be worth up to $126 million.

The guaranteed money is a huge amount and more than what anyone other quarterback in history has been paid.

Kaepernick is absolutely worth it.

The guy is only 26 and led the Niners to the Super Bowl in his first year as a starter, and he took them to the NFC Championship Game in his second season. He can throw, he can scramble, and he is a good all-around player who is only getting better.

With this deal, the Niners are ensuring that they will have one of the league’s top QBs during the prime of his career. He is a franchise quarterback and this is the kind of money it takes to lock up a good, young one.

If you want to win in the NFL, you need a good quarterback, and this is how much they cost. I don’t see how anyone could complain about this contract.

Colin Kaepernick on 911 tapes ‘I’m glad the truth is getting out’

Colin KaepernickColin Kaepernick has been vocal in defending himself against the allegations that he was involved in some sort of sexual assault case, and 911 audio recordings that were released on Tuesday seem to support his case.

TMZ first reported that Kaepernick was involved in an alleged sexual case in Florida that was being investigated. A woman claimed she went over to see Kaepernick at a hotel ended up in the hospital without knowing how she got there. Kaepernick maintained his innocence in the matter. His said that the women came over, got naked in a bed and would not leave.

The 911 audio, which features the voices of two of Kaepernick’s friends — Ricardo Lockette and Quinton Patton — seems to confirm Kaepernick’s side.

A day after the audio came out, Kaepernick tweeted the following:

The 49ers have stood behind him during the investigation and so have we. From the start, it only sounded like Kaepernick was just tied to an investigation but not really a perpetrator. This audio seems to confirm that.

49ers were reportedly ready to give Colin Kaepernick $100 million deal

Colin KaepernickThe San Francisco 49ers supposedly were prepared to give Colin Kaepernick a $100 million deal prior to his involvement in the sexual assault case.

During a visit on “The Dan Patrick Show” Thursday, San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami told DP that the Niners were prepared to give Kaepernick a $100 million deal prior to the investigation.

Word came out last week that Kaepernick was being investigated in connection to a suspicious incident earlier in the month at a Miami hotel. Kaepernick was with two other NFL players when it happened. The woman involved says she woke up in the hospital the morning after hanging out with the guys at their hotel room and had no idea how she got there. Kaepernick ripped the sexual assault report saying that it wasn’t true.

Word later emerged that it was the players who called police because the woman supposedly would not leave.

Kaepernick is entering his fourth season in the league and set to make less than $1 million next season before he becomes a free agent. Kawakami also reported that the Niners are standing by Kaepernick amid the investigation.

We’re guessing CK ultimately gets a big deal from the team. He’s believed to be looking for $20 million per season.

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