49ers Sign TE George Kittle to Five-Year Extension
The 49ers announced yesterday that they have signed All-Pro tight end George Kittle to a five-year contract extension through the 2025 season.
“We are thrilled to have reached an agreement with George to keep him in red and gold well into the future,” said general manager John Lynch. “George was part of our first draft class and represents as well as anyone the core values we covet in the players we build our team with. His talent and spirit are unique, his will and grit contagious and his production undeniable. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for George and our team with him a part of it.”
The 49ers originally selected Kittle in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. Over the past three seasons, Kittle has appeared in 46 games (37 starts) and registered 216 receptions for 2,945 yards (13.6 average) and 12 touchdowns.
A two-time Associated Press All-Pro [First-Team (2019) & Second-Team (2018)] and Pro Bowl selection, Kittle set the NFL record for the most receiving yards by a tight end through their first three seasons in NFL history (2,945 receiving yards). In 2018, Kittle set the NFL record for the most receiving yards in a single season by a tight end (1,377).