After entering a 2020 season that would only pay San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle $2.1 million, the two sides have agreed on a record extension. On August 13th, the 49ers and Kittle inked a 5-year deal worth $75 million.
Prior to Kittle’s signing, the highest-paid tight end based on annual salary was Cleveland Browns’ Austin Hooper, who signed a four-year, $42 million deal this offseason.
In 2019, Kittle ranked 3rd in receiving yards (1,053), 4th in receptions (85), and 5th in touchdowns (5). He has been named to the Pro Bowl in each of the last two seasons, and the 2019 campaign resulted in his first All-Pro honors.