Kim Klement/Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Kim Klement/Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

49ers TE George Kittle wants to race Rich Eisen in the 40-yard dash

Sep 25, 2019 at 8:51 AM--

Add this to the list of things we want to see at the NFL Scouting Combine next year. Apparently, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle would love to race Rich Eisen.

Eisen famously runs the same 40-yard dash that prospective draftees run at the annual Indianapolis event. He does so to raise money for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and does so in his suit with running shoes on.

This year, Eisen was clocked by analyst Daniel Jeremiah at six seconds flat.

Kittle spoke with Eisen this week and was asked about general manager John Lynch, who he calls "Mr. Lynch." Lynch is 48 years old while Eisen is 50. The latter wanted to know why Kittle refers to him as "Rich" and not "Mr. Eisen."

"Yeah, I know, but Mr. Lynch doesn't run the 40 in a suit, so I can call you Rich, I guess," Kittle responded.

Kittle was asked if he is jealous that Eisen runs in his suit.

"Honestly, I'd love to race against you in the suit," Kittle answered. "It's one of my favorite things I've ever seen you do. I think that's the only thing I watch at the Combine."

That's when Eisen asked Kittle if he would like to set it up, assuming his contract allows for it. The tight end spends his offseason near Nashville, Tennessee, where he trains with 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard.

"Hey, I'm not that far from Indy, so we can make that happen," Kittle said.

H/t to Patrick Tulini for the find.

More San Francisco 49ers News

49ers, George Kittle not 'particularly close' on new deal, reports Rapoport

By David Bonilla
Jul 29, 2020

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch sounded optimistic on Tuesday that a deal with the team's All-Pro tight end, George Kittle, would get done — eventually. "George is such a great fit for what we do," Lynch said on KNBR. "He's a tremendous player. I'm sitting here looking at the vision statement for what we want in a player, and George checks every box. He's tremendous. He's what we want to be. I think it would be silly not to figure that out, so we're going to do our best to do just that." The good news is that Kittle reported to the 49ers on Tuesday for his first COVID-19 test. Should that one and his second test on Friday return negative,

Read the Full Article

49ers TE George Kittle ranks No. 7 on NFL Top 100 Players of 2020

By David Bonilla
Jul 29, 2020

We finally know where San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle ranks in the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020. He is the highest-ranked tight end on the list and came in at No. 7. The next-highest ranked tight end was Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs, who came in at No. 18. Kittle becomes the highest-ranked tight end in the history of the NFL Top 100 Players. The top TE voted on by the [email protected] star @gkittle46 checks in at No. 7 on

Read the Full Article

Seahawks GM admits 49ers TE George Kittle factored into decision to trade for Jamal Adams

By David Bonilla
Jul 30, 2020

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle can be a handful for opposing defenses. The first-team All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowl selection has recorded back-to-back seasons of over 1,000 receiving yards and highlights of him carrying New Orleans Saints defenders downfield may just be a preview of things to come. Kittle will likely sign a long-term deal sometime soon, meaning NFC West defenses will have to contend with him for the foreseeable future. The Seattle Seahawks gave up a haul for former New York Jets safety Jamal Adams. Some would criticize that they gave up too much. But in a division with Kittle lining up across from you twice a year, maybe Seattle felt it had to do something to close the gap on the defending NFC champions. Did it close

Read the Full Article


More Featured Stories

Trending News

More News
Share 49erswebzone