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George Kittle is the first 49ers player to give Jed York a hand-written note after a new contract

Jun 1, 2021 at 6:40 PM--


Tight end George Kittle wowed one of his bosses, San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York, and it had nothing to do with an amazing catch or block on the football field. York shared the following story with Rich Eisen today.

"I think George is easily one of the top people in the NFL," York said. "Just an awesome guy, an awesome, awesome football player. The first person ever to do a hand-written card for me to say thank you for a new contract, ever in the NFL. Since 2005, my first year, first guy ever to do a hand-written card."

Kittle signed a five-year, $75 million contract extension in August of 2020, ensuring that the All-Pro tight end remains with the 49ers for a long time.

"He haded me a thank you note," York continued. "He lost it last year after we had done the deal. With all the moves and just everything, he had it in his storage because he moved to Nashville with his wife. He's like, 'I found it, and I just wanted to hand-deliver you a card.'

"Beautifully-written card, the thank you note. The first time I've had a hand-written note from any player for doing a contract extension."




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