Friday, January 30, 2015, by Curbed Staff
With an average salary of $19 million per year and a contract worth $114 million, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could easily scoop up San Francisco's most expensive home, but not every player is so lucky. The average 49ers contract is for just over $9.5 million. Ballparking a 30 percent expense on housing, that leaves players with a bit more than $3 million to burn—assuming, of course, that post-NFL plans include some hefty sponsorship deals to keep the cash flowing and the Jacuzzi pump pumping. And with prices in the Bay Area remaining steadfastly bonkers for the foreseeable future, that doesn't buy a whole lot. In San Francisco, you're stuck with a Park Lane condo without a view (pity!), or a Madrone by Bosa unit near the planned Warriors arena (synergy?). Though the 49ers would be able to live like kings in other parts of the country, around here they just live like lawyers.