Let’s get this for what it’s worth.
A well-documented source in the past texted me this: 49ers will announce George Kittle’s contract extension this Friday.
According to the source, it will be a six-year extension worth $ 94.8 million ̵1; or $ 15.8 million per season. Of that amount, 49ers guarantees 50 percent, or $ 47.4 million. Kittle will also receive a $ 25 million contracting bonus and 49ers will structure his contract in such a way that he will only cost them $ 10 million within their pay limit by year 2021.
Meaning Kittle is technically going to make less money annually than Arik Armstead and Dee Ford, who make $ 17 million and $ 17.1 million per season respectively. But Kittle will get more bailouts than any of the 49ers except for Jimmy Garoppolo, who got $ 48.7 million in full guarantees from 49ers in 2017.
This seems like a fair deal for both 49ers and Kittle. 49ers don’t pay Kittle 17 million dollars per season, this is the money earned from many people. They get a discount because he is a tight end. But Kittle got a lot of money in security and safety because he earned it. He’s one of the best in the league, he’s the captain of the team and the face of the franchise.
During his three seasons in the NFL, Kittle had captured 216 passes, earned 2,977 yards and scored 12 touches. His colleagues recently voted him the seventh best player in the tournament, according to the NFL Network. And now, if my source is correct, it looks like Kittle will be on 49ers through 2026.