On Thursday, August 13th, the San Francisco 49ers reached a 5 year $75 million contract extension with their star tight end George Kittle.
Over the past two seasons, Kittle has separated himself from the pack as the most complete tight end in the NFL. right away his receiving statistics stand out, posting two consecutive seasons at 80+ catches and reaching the 1,000 receiving yard mark.
Not only has Kittle become Jimmy G’s #1 option in the passing game, but Kittle has cemented himself as one of the top blocking tight ends in the league, creating a more complete offense for the 49ers which propelled them to this past years Super Bowl.
The news of the Kittle signing was followed by rumors of Travis Kelce reaching a contract extension himself, where many expected the Chiefs “tight end” to ink a deal for himself that was possibly higher than Kittle’s. But between the Chiefs just handing Patrick Mahomes $500 million and Kelce really only excelling in the passing game, his contract ended up being valued at $57.25 million for 4 years.