San Francisco 49ers
    George Kittle
    George Kittle
    #85 | George Kittle
    Healthy
    Tight End | San Francisco 49ers
    Date of Birth 10/9/1993
    Height, Weight 6'4", 250 lbs
    From Norman, OK
    College Iowa
    Experience 3 Years
    Drafted 2017 - Rd 5
    Salary --
    2019 Season
    Rec
    85
    17th
    Rec Yds
    1053
    23rd
    Rec TD
    5
    44th
    BIOGRAPHY  
    Date of Birth 10/9/1993
    Height, Weight 6'4", 250 lbs
    From Norman, OK
    College Iowa
    Experience 3 Years
    Drafted 2017 - Rd 5
    Salary --
    RotowireMay 31, 2:42p ET

    News

    Kittle's agent doesn't believe the existing tight end market is relevant to his client's next contract, ESPN.com reports.

    Impact

    The agent, Jack Bechta, makes a reasonable point, considering Kittle's combination of receiving and blocking skill hasn't been seen in the NFL since Rob Gronkowski's prime. Travis Kelce is the closest thing to a fair comparison right now, but he signed a five-year, $46.8 million extension four years ago and has since become one of the top bargains in the league for his team. Entering the fourth and final season his his rookie contract, Kittle can make a case for the same type of money that's recently been paid to No. 1 WRs and top pass rushers -- around $20 million per year. The 49ers do have some leverage in the form of franchise tags, an option that likely would cost $10-11 million for 2021 and $12-13 million for 2022. Of course, it's also an option that likely would led to a holdout, and potentially hostility between player and team.