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Quarterback Colin Kaepernick smiles as he talks about signing a contract extension with the 49ers.

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Kap numbers: where 49ers' QB ranks in NFL

Published: Friday, Jun. 6, 2014 - 2:22 pm
Last Modified: Friday, Jun. 6, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Here are the official numbers for Colin Kaepernick's new contract. The deal averages $19 million overall and $18.666 over the first three years. His salary cap number for this year is $3.767 million. That jumps to $15.266 next year and goes up every year after that if he is still on the team, ending at $21.4 million in 2020.

Here's where Kaepernick's average per-year-total ranks among quarterbacks. Each of the players ahead of Kaepernick, aside from Matt Ryan, has won a Super Bowl.

1. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay: $22 million

2. Matt Ryan, Atlanta: $20.75 million

3. Joe Flacco, Baltimore: $20.1 million

4. Drew Brees, New Orleans: $20 million

5. Peyton Manning, Denver: $19.2 million

6. Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco: $19 million

7. Jay Cutler, Chicago: $18.1 million

8. Tony Romo, Dallas: $18 million

9. Matthew Stafford, Detroit: $17.666 million

10. Eli Manning, New York Giants: $16.25 million

11. Philip Rivers, San Diego: $15.3 million

12. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh: $14.664 million

13. Sam Bradford, St. Louis: $13 million

14. Tom Brady, New England, $9 million

15. Carson Palmer, Arizona, $8.5 million

16. Alex Smith, Kansas City, $8 million

See a gallery of the players ranked

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Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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