YSTL: Should 49ers lock Kaepernick up to long-term extension?
Colin Kaepernick has led the 49ers to the Super Bowl and the NFC title game the last two years. (AP)
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Colin Kaepernick is entering the final year of the rookie contract he signed back in 2011.
This offseason, the 49ers have the ability to negotiate a long-term extension with their quarterback before he is scheduled to become a free agent following the 2014 season.
But will they? Should they?
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On Monday's edition of Yahoo! SportsTalk Live, Jim Kozimor asked the following question to Tim Kawakami and Barry Tompkins:
"The 49ers have a decision. They can approach Colin Kaepernick right now and decide to lock him up for a number of years. Why should they do it now?"
Kawakami: "I think there is a likelihood that they're gonna go into another year on this because is he worth $20 million dollars right now? ... You go one more year at $1 million, they can always franchise tag him. I think there's a real shot that they play this out for another year."
Tompkins: "Colin Kaepernick, I think, is a very good quarterback; I think he has a chance to be a top-line quarterback. But he's not that yet ... I think he's the quarterback of the future but I would just assume wait a year and let's see."
Should the 49ers work out a long-term deal with Kaepernick this offseason? If so, how much money would you give him?