The George Kittle contract is not an issue now. On Wednesday afternoon it was announced that San Francisco 49ers Tight End George Kittle will be signing a 5-year extension worth $75 million on Friday August 14th, per Ian Rapoport.
George Kittle Gets Monster Contract With 49ers
The George Kittle contract problem is no more. The former 5th round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of Iowa will be getting his money and he’s worth every penny of it. Kittle is a two time All-Pro and set the receiving yard record for a tight end in 2018 with 1,377 receiving yards. Kittle is also regarded as one of the best blockers at his position, watching him laugh as he pancaked a defender is one of the best things I’ve seen during a football game.
Kittle’s contract extension averages out to $15 million per year in new money. $30 million is guaranteed upon Kittle signing with the San Francisco 49ers. Kittle will receive an $18 million signing bonus. This makes George Kittle the highest paid tight end by far.
George Kittle has been the definition of dominance in the NFL. Kittle had 43 catches for 515 yards and 2 Touchdowns as a rookie. C.J Beathard was his quarterback for 7 games. In 2018, Kittle broke out. Kittle had 88 catches for 1,377 yards, the record for most receiving yards in a season by a tight end, and 5 touchdowns. This was with Nick Mullens as his quarterback for eight games while filling in for the injured Jimmy Garoppolo. C.J Beathard was quarterback for 6 games. Then with a healthy Jimmy Garoppolo, Kittle had 85 catches for 1,053 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2019 while helping lead the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. Kittle was mic’d up while saying “I will be back here” as the 49ers lost. Kittle is motivated and worth every penny of this contract.