Making Sense of the Kaepernick “De-Escalators”

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Making Sense of the Kaepernick “De-Escalators”
Marcio Jose Sanchez

The initial, embellished report of Colin Kaepernick's new contract indicated that the deal was worth “up to” $126 million. As we now know, $12 million of the money to be earned by Kaepernick comes from so-called de-escalators — money in the contract that will go away if he fails to do certain things.

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