Kittle, 49ers agree to record 5-year, $75M extension

Ross Houston
August 13, 2020

All-Pro tight end George Kittle is set to sign a five-year deal worth $75 million, according to Ian Rapoport and Mike Silver of NFL Network.

The Eagles could deal with Ertz on year to year basis, or extend him and pay him something that not on Kittle's level, but put the franchise's future all-time receptions leader his market value with a deal that puts him ahead of Hooper and Hunter Henry. He's been to the Pro Bowl twice and was a first-team All-Pro in 2019.

He has also grown to become one of the NFL's elite blocking tight ends, contributing to his two Pro Bowl selections and title as a first-team All-Pro.

The Niners could have used the tag on Kittle the next two offseasons, but instead managed to work out a long-term deal that satisfied both sides. Overall, he has 216 catches for 2,945 yards and 12 TDs.

Kittle has been the 49ers' leading receiver the last two seasons, including 1,377 in 2018 - an National Football League record for a tight end.

He was nearly as productive last season despite missing two games with injuries when he had 85 catches for 1,053 yards and was a first-team All-Pro.

Kittle, 26, was picked by the Niners in the fifth round of the 2017 draft, but he's proven to be much more than fifth-round talent.

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