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Colin Kaepernick Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Colin Kaepernick worth? $20 Million

How did Colin Kaepernick earn his money and wealth?

Colin Kaepernick, real name Colin Rand Kaepernick, was born on 3 November 1987 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to a 19-year-old white girl, Heidi Russo. As she was a single parent and lived an impoverished life, Heidi placed Colin for adoption. He was adopted by the couple Teresa and Rick Kaepernick when Colin was just five weeks old. He then spent his early childhood days in Wisconsin, before he moved to Turlock along with his family when he was 4. Colin attended John H Pitman High School and was nominated for All-Star selection while in senior year in three sports, basketball, football as well as baseball. His early interest in playing all the three major sports made him earn a considerable amount of success. Later, he graduated from the school in the year 2006.

Colin Kaepernick is an American professional football quarterback, who is now turned into a free agent. Colin was picked up by the Chicago Cubs in the 43rd round of the 2009 MLB (Major League Baseball) draft in when he was a college junior. However, he chose to continue with the football contract he had signed with Even Nevada in February 2006. He played for 11 games overall as a freshman and scored 19 passing touchdowns, 3 passing interceptions. Even though he had an ankle injury, Colin played the Humanitarian Bowl and created a record with 370 yards passing.

At the starting of his senior year, Colin topped the active college football players list in the rushing touchdowns. He later received his bachelor degree in December 2010 in business management. In the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, Colin was selected by the San Francisco 49ers as their 4th pick. He played his first game with the team against the Philadelphia Eagles in October 2011. He made his first career touchdown in his second season with the 49ers game against the New York Jets. In November 2011, he played a pivotal role in the 49ers 32-7 victory over the Chicago Bears.

In the year 2012, after quarterback Alex Smith suffered a concussion and had to miss two games in the mid-season, Colin replaced him and played as the roster. Even after Smith recovered, Jim Harbaugh, the head coach kept Colin as the starter, who later led the 49ers to the Super Bowl XLVII, however, they lost to the team Baltimore Ravens. He started his 2013 season being the starting quarterback and guided the 49ers to their 2nd consecutive league playoffs appearance. Later, he signed a $126 million deal with the 49ers, extending his contract for six more years in June 2014. As he suffered from a left shoulder injury in November 2014, Colin was sidelined for the rest of the season.

In the 2016 season, Colin made a comeback to the field back again in 12 games, scoring 16 passing touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Well, since the year 2017, Colin has been a free agent after he opted out of his contract with the 49ers.

What are the highest grossing earnings of Colin Kaepernick?

  1. Salary from San Francisco 49ers (2015): $10,400,000
  2. Salary from San Francisco 49ers (2013): $740,000
  3. Salary from San Francisco 49ers (2014): $645,000
  4. Salary from San Francisco 49ers (2012): $607,000
  5. Salary from San Francisco 49ers (2011): $375,000

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