George Kittle might not be playing with the 49ers in this year's NFC Championship Game, but he was thrilled to see one of his closest friends find the end zone in Sunday's game between the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Robert Tonyan and Kittle became friends during the pre-draft process, and the Packers tight end even has lived in Kittle's home for the past few offseasons in Nashville, where the two train together. Tonyan and Kittle also share an agent in Jack Bechta.
Kittle was not happy back in December when Tonyan wasn't one of the two tight ends named to the NFC's Pro Bowl roster, despite the Packers pass-catcher being tied for the most touchdown grabs at the position in 2020.
After back-to-back seasons of being among the NFL's best tight ends, Kittle managed to play in just eight games this past season as he was held back by injury.
The two almost faced off in last season's NFC Championship Game, when the 49ers defeated the Packers 37-20 at Levi's Stadium. Tonyan wasn't active for the game, and Kittle caught just one pass for 19 yards in the winning effort.
Clearly we know which team Kittle is rooting for to advance to Super Bowl LV.