49ers tight end George Kittle is a great blocker. That’s it, that’s the article.
OK not quite, but it could be. And only because there’s evidence to prove it, both in stat form and this clip from when he played his college ball at Iowa.
Throwback to George Kittle back at Iowa! 😳 pic.twitter.com/4uR0t3pYes— Matt Drinkall (@DrinkallCoach) May 25, 2020
So despite FS1's Doug Gottlieb saying he's "not really a blocker" last season, the evidence proves otherwise.
This is only a fraction of why Kittle is about to be the highest-paid tight end in the history of the NFL. He’s a big part of the 49ers’ success and the people in charge of signing the checks made it very clear he isn’t going anywhere.
After being a fifth-round draft pick in 2017, the two-time Pro Bowler has proven to be a major steal.
His 2,945 receiving yards since then are the most by a tight end during his first three NFL seasons … ever. Kittle also set the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end in 2018 with 1,377. His work in the run game also is strong, and not just when he's running dudes off the field.
It’s nice to see he’s always been this way.
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