I don’t know what the rest of you were up to Saturday, but several members of the San Francisco 49ers took in an MMA event at SAP Center in San Jose. Kyle Shanahan, Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, C.J. Beathard, and Trent Taylor were among those on hand for Bellator 199.
George Kittle posted some photos to Instagram, including creating an IG Story that included this photo inside the Octagon.
Aside from the people mentioned above, I see a few other folks I can’t fully recognize from the picture. For example, is that Garrett Celek sixth from the left wearing the hat and black shirt?
Kittle, Garoppolo, and Shanahan (and Shanahan’s son) also got this picture outside the Octagon with rapper 50 Cent.
The 49ers are in the midst of phase 2 of the offseason workout program, with OTAs starting a week from Monday. They don’t have workouts on the weekend, so there’s time to enjoy themselves. I love the fact that the players were out with their head coach for this event. I imagine there are instances where the players just want to be on their own, but it’s pretty cool the players seem comfortable with a head coach who happens to be not much older than most of them.