49ers ink Kaepernick to six-year extension

The 49ers selected Kaepernick in the second round (36th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers agreed to terms with quarterback Colin Kaepernick on a six-year contract extension Wednesday. The new deal includes $61 million in guaranteed money, NFL Network reports.

Full details of the contract have yet to emerge, but Kaepernick will earn around $20 million per year, which would be in line with the deals given to other top quarterbacks over the last few years.

Kaepernick and the 49ers began contract discussions early in the offseason, but talks were shelved following his involvement in an ongoing police investigation in Miami. Both Kaepernick and the team have expressed confidence that he will be cleared of any wrongdoing. The two sides did not take long to hammer out a deal, and the 49ers were able to sign Kaepernick through the prime years of his career.

Known as one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the NFL, Kaepernick recorded 3,197 passing yards and 524 rushing yards during the regular season last year. He then led the 49ers to the NFC Championship Game, only to fall just short against the eventual Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.