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49ers’ tight end George Kittle ranked No. 7 in NFL’s Top 100 list

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Kittle is the highest ranked tight end in history.

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While we wait for tight end George Kittle to sign his contract extension with the San Francisco 49ers, one thing we know for sure is that the 2017 fifth-round pick is well respected by his peers.

Kittle was voted as the seventh-best player in the NFL by his peers in the NFL Top 100 Players list going into 2020.

The 26-year-old is the highest rated tight end in the 10-year history of the Top 100 Players list. This is the highest a San Francisco player has appeared in the rankings since Aldon Smith came in at No. 7 as well in 2013.

Kittle is also the fifth, and final Niner to make an appearance in the rankings, joining Nick Bosa (No. 17), Richard Sherman (No. 28), quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (No. 43), and Fred Warner (No. 70) on the list.

Kittle had 85 receptions for 1,053 yards, and five touchdowns in 14 games last season. His impact goes beyond just catching the ball. Kittle’s prowess as a blocker makes him an invaluable piece in head coach Kyle Shanahan’s offense. Football analytics site Pro Football Focus named Kittle the winner of the Dwight Stevenson Award, which is given to the best player in the NFL regardless of position

You can hear some of the testimonials from opponents in the video below:

We know Kittle will get the richest contract for a player at his position in NFL history. General manager John Lynch believes the 49ers will work out a deal for the beast before the season starts.

Here is the remainder of the top-10:

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