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How 49ers, NFL world reacted to George Kittle's contract on social media

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Well, it finally happened.

49ers star tight end George Kittle received his contract extension. The record-setting five-year, $75 million contract extension makes him the highest paid tight end in NFL history.

His teammates, and the football world alike, were thrilled about it: 

Yes, I screenshotted an Instagram story. 

49ers offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey retweeted the announcement:

Former NFL tight end Joel Dressen wished Kittle congratulations as well.

These are probably just a few of the warm wishes for Kittle’s payday. More will roll in throughout the week -- and maybe forever.

 

Kittle also earns every penny of his new contract.

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In 2018, Kittle set an NFL record for receiving yards by a tight end in a single season (1,377). He also averaged 15.6 receiving yards per game. Last season he totaled 1,075 yards with five touchdowns.

Over three seasons, he has earned one Pro Bowl and two All-Pro honors, and became one of the most elite blockers at the tight end position.

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