NFL agent predicts 49ers’ George Kittle’s extension to ‘shatter’ tight end contract record
Tight end George Kittle is in line for a big payday, and former NFL agent Joel Corry thinks it will shatter the contract record for a tight end according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Corry thinks Kittle will sign a deal that surpasses $14 million a year. The previous record for a tight end’s annual salary was with Jimmy Graham who makes $10 million a year for the Green Bay Packers.
Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported during the Super Bowl week that negotiations would be happening pretty quickly, and he also expected Kittle to get a nice payday.
“I am told by sources informed of negotiations that are to come, that they’re going to happen pretty soon. … The Niners are going to make this a priority, try to get an extension done with Kittle quickly. The top of the tight-end market? About $10 million per year. He’s going to blow the lid off of that. I would think you’re looking at $13 million as the floor on this one.”
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network also reported that the 49ers would like to get Kittle’s extension done before Auston Hooper works out a contract with the Atlanta Falcons, so that contract has no impact on Kittle’s deal.
During the 2019 season, Kittle had another big year catching 85 passes for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns. Kittle is also only 26 years old, so he should be an important part of the 49ers for many years. After the extension is locked up, the next goal has to be to get back and win the Super Bowl.