Pat’s Update: He’s now set the team’s record for receiving yards in a single game. The George Kittle show is on right now. He’s up to 210 yards in the first half.
Pat’s Update: He’s over 1,000 yards now. Send this cat to the Pro Bowl.
The San Francisco 49ers are playing the Denver Broncos and one milestone for the team has been achieved: Tight end George Kittle has broken a 49ers record and now holds the single-season record for most yards by a tight end with 987 yards. The record was previously held by Vernon Davis with 965. There’s still roughly three quarters to go and he has a shot at passing 1,000 yards for the season. He would be the first 49er to do it since Anquan Boldin.
There hasn’t been much to get excited about with the 49ers, but Kittle’s emergence as an elite tight end has been something to provide optimism for 2019. What’s more interesting is how Kittle is managing these yards when he’s at times been the only option to throw to in double/triple teams.
He’s been Mullens top target going into the 2nd quarter and broke out a nice 52-yard catch in the first where he did all sorts of bulldozing. A catch that I am happy to show now: