HOW KAEPERNICK's deal RANKS AMONG NFL QBs

The 49ers on Wednesday signed fourth-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick to a six-year, $126 million contract extension that includes a record $61 million guaranteed. What follows is a look at the NFL's 10 highest-paid quarterbacks in terms of average salary (courtesy of Spotrac.com):

1. Aaron Rodgers, Packers

$110 million over five years ($22 million average), with $54 million guaranteed

2. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers

$126 million over six years ($21 million average), with $61 million guaranteed

3. Matt Ryan, Falcons

$103.75 million over five years ($20.75 million average), with $42 million guaranteed

4. Joe Flacco, Ravens

$120.6 million over six years ($20.1 million average), with $29 million guaranteed

5. Drew Brees, Saints

$100 million over five years ($20 million average), with $40 million guaranteed

6. Peyton Manning, Broncos

$96 million over five years ($19.2 million average), with $58 million guaranteed

7. Jay Cutler, Bears

$126.7 million over seven years ($18.1 million average), with $54 million guaranteed

8. Tony Romo, Cowboys

$108 million over six years ($18 million average), with $40 million guaranteed

9. Matthew Stafford, Lions

$53 million over three years ($17.67 million average), with $41.5 million guaranteed

10. Eli Manning, Giants


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$97.5 million over six years ($16.25 million average), with $35 million guaranteed