Originally Posted by @KCsporting
kaepernick will have a rookie contract until the end of the 2013 season, (600k)
With his style that he plays why wouldn't the niners keep Smith? The only way Smith is gone is if he asks for his release.
It's a fair point.
Kaepernick is dirt cheap right now. They're paying less for Smith/Kaepernick than we're paying for Cassel.
If they're not going to aggressively pursue FAs, maybe the cap space is better spent on the Kaepernick insurance than anything else.
However, if you're the Niners, you'd be very well served to consider a long-term extension for CK this off-season and if that's the case, suddenly an $8 million backup doesn't make a lot of sense.