George Kittle’s record-setting contract extension set off the NFL news cycle Thursday. The deal was a big enough splash that it reached well beyond the confines of the Bay Area and 49ers fans.
Kittle is one of the 49ers’ leaders and their best offensive player. It was no surprise to see 49ers players on social media congratulating him. However, the deal sent a big enough ripple that a non-49er and a non-NFL athlete also tweeted out congratulations on Kittle’s five-year, $75 million deal.
— Kwon Alexander (@kwon) August 13, 2020
WR Trent Taylor
Life changing deal. Couldn’t be happier for my brother https://t.co/2ymexsD7Tw
— Trent Taylor (@Trent5Taylor) August 13, 2020
WR Deebo Samuel
— UnoCaptain‼️❌ (@19problemz) August 13, 2020
LB Dre Greenlaw
— Kyle Juszczyk (@JuiceCheck44) August 13, 2020
— Kendrick Bourne Poly (@BournePoly11) August 13, 2020
Well deserved!!! Best in the business https://t.co/tOliOTJhiO
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) August 13, 2020
— Jerick Mckinnon (@JetMckinnon1) August 13, 2020
DL Javon Kinlaw
Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph gave a shoutout to his fellow TE and inventor of National Tight End Day. He also congratulated Chiefs TE Travis Kelce, who inked a four-year deal worth up to $58 million shortly after Kittle’s contract was done.
— Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph82) August 13, 2020
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) August 13, 2020