San Fransisco 49ers Tight End George Kittle is reportedly going to sign a five year $75 Million extension with the team according to ESPN’s Ian Rapoport.
The #49ers & star TE George Kittle are in agreement on a 5-year, $75M extension, sources tell me & @MikeSilver, one that gives him more than half of it in guarantees. Language is being worked on, but numbers are there. One of their top players, this was a big-time priority 💰💰💰
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 13, 2020
This comes a day after news broke that Kittle was going to receive a six year $94.8 Million extension. Later that day Kittle himself tweeted that it was a false report.
Kittle becomes far and away the highest paid tight end in the league. The title was held by Austin Hooper who will be making $10.5 million per year from the Cleveland Browns. Kittle will now make $15 million per year. Based off Kittle’s production over the past few seasons that is fair compensation.
In his three seasons in the league Kittle was already been to two Pro Bowls and been named to an All-Pro team the same number of times. In 2018, Kittle broke the record for most receiving yards by a tight end in a single season with 1,377 yards. He also had five touchdowns that season as well. This past season Kittle led the 49ers in receiving yards and touchdowns with 1,053 yards and five touchdowns. He was the true number one receiver for the Super Bowl bound San Fransisco 49ers.