This season, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will make $840,000 in base salary. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young, who took his last snap for the team in 1999, when Kaepernick was 11 years old, will take home $1 million.
Thanks to a forward-thinking contract Young signed with the upstart USFL, the Hall of Fame quarterback will be getting paid through 2027. Starting on January 1, Young will get $1 million per year and the total will escalate until $3.2 million by the time it ends.
Source: Chris Chase, USAToday.com