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Top 5 George Kittle Plays to Celebrate the 5-Year Extension

Michael Cataldo
Aug 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM0



To commemorate George Kittle's 5-year extension with the 49ers, here are my Top 5 plays of his in the Red and Gold. It wasn't easy to choose only 5, so there are a few honorable mentions at the end.

5. The Birth of the Jimmy G <> Kittle Connection

Week 16 vs. JAX - December 24, 2017

Now the play itself is not amazing, but this is the first time Garoppolo and Kittle connected for a touchdown together in their careers. This score gave the 49ers a 23-19 lead in the 3rd quarter in what turned out to be a shootout, ending in a 44-33 win for San Francisco. Way to make an impact rookie!


Levi's Stadium should see a healthy amount of TDs from this duo in the coming years.

4. Blocking Beast

Week 15 vs. ATL - December 15, 2019

I can't help but include a blocking play since it's one of the primary reasons why Kittle is the best TE in the NFL. Not only does George block like a lineman, but he genuinely finds joy in putting another man on his behind. Although it was in a losing effort, it's hard not to smile (as George smiles) after this block on Ricardo Allen.


3. One Handed Grab

Week 9 vs. OAK - November 1, 2018

In a season during which there was not much to be excited about, George Kittle electrified 49ers fans with this crazy one-handed catch versus the then Oakland Raiders. He even admitted in a post-game interview that his eyes weren't even open when he caught it.


2. Record Breaker

Week 17 @ LAR - December 30, 2018

In the last few minutes of the 2018 season, Kittle set the record for the most receiving yards by a TE with 1,377 after a 43-yard tuddy from Nick Mullens. What a season.


1. Face Mask and Friends

Week 14 @ NO - December 8, 2019

No explanation necessary. Enjoy.


Honorable Mentions:


Cheese Grater

Week 12 vs. GB - November 24, 2019


Playing Through Injury

Week 9 @ GB - October 31, 2019


85 for 85

Week 14 @ GB - December 9, 2018


Comment your favorite play from #85!
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