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Quarterback Kaepernick Signs Six-Year Extension with NFL’s 49ers

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick signed a six-year contract extension that will last through the 2020 season, the team said today.

Kaepernick, 26, led the 49ers to a 2013 Super Bowl appearance and has a 17-6 record since taking over as the team’s starter midway through the 2012 season.

He has thrown for 5,046 yards, with 31 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, in his three seasons with the 49ers. He also has nine rushing touchdowns.

“Colin’s hard work and dedication have played an integral role in the recent success of the 49ers organization,” General Manager Trent Baalke said in an e-mail release that did not give contract details. “His work ethic, leadership and on-field production have positively influenced our team, and we look forward to his continued growth in all areas.”

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