George Kittle contract extension: Niners land bargain

After a progression of unlimited bits of gossip and hypothesis, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle has consented to a multi year, $75 million agreement ($15 million every year) with the 49ers, per Ian Rapoport on Twitter.

Kittle’s new agreement makes him the most generously compensated TE in the NFL. Every year, the previous Iowa Hawkeye now procures $5 million more than Browns TE Austin (Hooper was marked to a 5-year bargain toward the beginning of free office which saw him acquire $10 million every year).

In spite of the fact that the arrangement ‘breaks’ the current TE advertise, the Niners ought to have no doubts about paying Kittle what he’s earned. After the 2019 season, PFF named George Kittle the best part in the NFL because of the TE gaining a PFF evaluation of 95.0 – the most noteworthy out of all NFL players. In addition, Kittle came in at number 7 on the NFL’s yearly Top 100 rundown – two spots higher than Rob Gronkowski’s most elevated regularly positioning which was ninth in 2016.

Basic praise aside, on the field Kittle has demonstrated to be one of the most perilous hostile weapons in the NFL. In the wake of breaking the TE single-season getting record in 2018 with 1377 yards, Kittle proceeded to be a basic piece of the 49ers Super Bowl run this previous season. While as yet missing two games because of lower leg injury, Kittle still amassed more than 1000 yards getting (1077) and 5 scores.

From a 49ers perspective, Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers are no aliens to paying above market an incentive for a position or player they rate exceptionally. In 2017, the 49ers marked fullback Kyle Juszczyk to a 4-year, $21 million agreement (albeit just $9 million of that $21 million was ensured). In spite of the significant expense, Juszczyk has demonstrated his value in this Shanahan offense. An indication of a reasonable and rational front office and instructing staff – they don’t bargain and they don’t ‘manage’.

It’s set up then that Kittle will be the most generously compensated TE for the not so distant future. However, it is imperative to contrast Kittle’s agreement with tight-closes, yet to wide recipients as well.

When contrasted with collectors, Kittle would be the seventh most generously compensated wideout in the alliance every year. Kittle’s profit every year are comparable to Browns recipient Jarvis Landry and marginally underneath Texans WR Brandin Cooks (who is set to win $16.2 million every year on his present agreement). Is Kittle better than both Landry and Cooks? Indeed.

Taking a gander at the beneficiaries who procure more than Kittle every year – Deandre Hopkins, Mike Evans, Micheal Thomas and Amari Cooper – I’d state the main part in that rundown that has the right to be paid more than Kittle is Hopkins.

To summarize, in spite of the fact that this arrangement my appear to be expensive now, it is an important installment to make for the Niners. When Kittle was missing from their offense a year ago, there was a checked contrast in the hazardousness and flexibility of the 49er O. At the point when you factor during the 49ers dubious WR corps and Deebo Samuel’s physical issue, it was critical that the 49ers completed this arrangement – whatever the expense.

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