Andre Johnson in 2008. Jabar Gaffney in 2011. Pierre Garcon in 2013. Julio Jones in 2015. Marquise Goodwin in 2017.
Those players all had the best season of their careers with Kyle Shanahan as their offensive coordinator or head coach.
George Kittle added his name to that list this past season.
The second-year 49ers tight end had a breakout season in 2018, catching 88 passes for 1,377 yards and five touchdowns.
Kittle gives all the credit to Shanahan.
"I think I'm one of the luckiest guys in the NFL," Kittle said Thursday on PFT Live. "Just to be around that creativity. I feel like I'm open half the time I'm on the field and that's just his schemes and his play-actions and stuff. It's really fun to be on a team with a guy that thinks like that."
Kittle broke the NFL single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, surpassing the record set by Rob Gronkowski in 2011 and held for a few minutes by Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Kittle also broke Eric Johnson's franchise record of 88 receptions by a tight end.