49ers' George Kittle using robotic quarterback to catch passes right now

Dalton Johnson
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George Kittle is itching to get on the field right. With revenge on his mind, the 49ers' star tight end would like nothing more than to catch passes from QB Jimmy Garoppolo right now. 

But with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic putting a halt to sports, Kittle is staying home like the rest of us. That doesn't mean he isn't getting work in, though. 

Kittle is using a customized robotic quarterback to catch passes in his backyard right now. Seriously. Take a look. 

The "Seeker" designed by Monarc Sport zips five passes to the intended target. Kittle's, of course, is decked out with some of his favorite things. 

The front of the machine features a picture of Kittle with a WWE championship belt around his left shoulder. It also is full of pictures of the Joker. 

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Kittle has a Joker tattoo on his left forearm and says he tries to channel the iconic character on game days as his gridiron alter-ego.

San Francisco's star tight end already has 216 receptions in the regular season over his first three years in the NFL. He's sure to haul in even more passes than that with his newest QB.

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49ers' George Kittle using robotic quarterback to catch passes right now originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area