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According to sources, Colin Kaepernick is about to sign a six-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers worth more than $110 million -- with a record $61 million guaranteed. It's hard to argue with the team's success under the soon-to-be-fourth-year man, but where does he rank among his young quarterbacking peers?

More: Vote: Are 49ers giving Kaepernick too much?

NFL's best young quarterbacks

Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles

Drafted in 2014

Teddy Bridgewater

Teddy Bridgewater

Drafted in 2014

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

Drafted in 2011

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

Drafted in 2012

Mike Glennon

Mike Glennon

Drafted in 2013

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

Drafted in 2012

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

Drafted in 2011

Jake Locker

Jake Locker

Drafted in 2011

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Drafted in 2012

EJ Manuel

EJ Manuel

Drafted in 2013

Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel

Drafted in 2014

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

Drafted in 2011

Geno Smith

Geno Smith

Drafted in 2013

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

Drafted in 2012

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

Drafted in 2012

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Halfway through the 2013 season, the heralded young quarterbacks of the past three NFL drafts have found success doesn't always come easily. While some young QBs have excelled or rebounded from earlier slumps, others have struggled with injuries, or struggled, period. Which of these quarterbacks with three seasons or fewer of NFL experience would you rather have? Click on the images to submit your rankings.

NFL's best young quarterbacks

Andy Dalton

Andy Dalton

drafted in 2011

Nick Foles

Nick Foles

drafted in 2012

Blaine Gabbert

Blaine Gabbert

drafted in 2011

Mike Glennon

Mike Glennon

drafted in 2013

Robert Griffin III

Robert Griffin III

drafted in 2012

Colin Kaepernick

Colin Kaepernick

drafted in 2011

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

drafted in 2012

EJ Manuel

EJ Manuel

drafted in 2013

Cam Newton

Cam Newton

drafted in 2011

Geno Smith

Geno Smith

drafted in 2013

Ryan Tannehill

Ryan Tannehill

drafted in 2012

Christian Ponder

Christian Ponder

drafted in 2011

Brandon Weeden

Brandon Weeden

drafted in 2012

Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson

drafted in 2012

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Red Sox rout Tigers with 8 HRs

A lot happened in last night's 20-4 Red Sox win over the Tigers. David Ortiz got his 2,000th career hit. The Red Sox blasted eight home runs. Shane Victorino dove into the stands to catch a ball, and then courteously returned a phone a fan had dropped on the field. Most importantly, the balance of power between the Red Sox and Tigers may have been irrevocably altered. We'll see how much of Boston's offensive outburst carries over when it heads to New York to take on a suddenly resurgent Yankees team.

Which of these AL teams is the biggest World Series threat?

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  • David Ortiz reached his 2,000th hit on Wednesday night. Is Ortiz a Hall of Famer?

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  • How will this week's four-game series between the Red Sox and Yankees in New York play out?

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Smith, Manuel named starters

Two AFC East teams will sport different looks at quarterback in Week 1 of the 2013 season. The Bills have officially named EJ Manuel their Week 1 starter, while the Jets will be going with Geno Smith in place of the injured Mark Sanchez. Both teams have struggled to find long-term solutions at quarterback, so there's a lot of pressure on both Manuel and Smith to at least be competent, much less excel.

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  • How many games will the Bills win this season?

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  • Geno Smith has been named the Jets' Week 1 starter against the Buccaneers. Will Mark Sanchez ever start for the Jets again?

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Offensive rookies did pretty well in 2012 -- but only one could be named rookie of the year. That was Robert Griffin III, who beat out fellow quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Andrew Luck -- along with running backs Doug Martin and Alfred Morris -- for the award. Who will claim the honor this season? Click on the images to rank the candidates!

Rank 'Em: MVP | QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DLs | LBs | DBs | Defensive ROY

Rank: NFL offensive ROY candidates

Tavon Austin

Tavon Austin

WR, Rams

Montee Ball

Montee Ball

RB, Broncos

Le'Veon Bell

Le'Veon Bell

RB, Steelers

Giovani Bernard

Giovani Bernard

RB, Bengals

Tyler Eifert

Tyler Eifert

TE, Bengals

DeAndre Hopkins

DeAndre Hopkins

WR, Texans

Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy

RB, Packers

EJ Manuel

EJ Manuel

QB, Bills

Cordarrelle Patterson

Cordarrelle Patterson

WR, Vikings

Denard Robinson

Denard Robinson

RB, Jaguars

Geno Smith

Geno Smith

QB, Jets

Robert Woods

Robert Woods

WR, Bills

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