49ers Make George Kittle the Highest Paid TE in the League, Agrees to 5-year Extension Worth $75 Million
The on-going contract negotiations involving the 49ers and the All-Pro tight end George Kittle came to a close on Thursday morning when Kittle agreed to a 5-year, $75 million extension, making him the highest paid tight end in the league.
At an average of $15 million per year, George Kittle now becomes the NFL’s highest-paid TE, by a long shot. Before Kittle’s deal, Hunter Henry held that title with a $10,607M deal on his franchise tag.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2020
Unfortunately the rest of the NFC West will have to deal with this guy for at least the next six years. 🤷♂️
So far, the star tight end has put up numbers that the league has never seen before and he shows no signs of slowing down.
George Kittle has more receiving yards than any TE in NFL history through three seasons (2,945), the most catches by a TE through three seasons (219), the most receiving yards in a single season by a TE ever (1,377) and is the best blocking TE in football. Absolute baller.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 13, 2020
Here’s a compilation of his best touchdowns so far…
Beast since he entered the league.
George Kittle’s 😤BEST TOUCHDOWNS😤so far. @gkittle46 pic.twitter.com/eROY7dCfVt
— NFL (@NFL) August 13, 2020