George Kittle has more than seven career starts, isn’t coming off multiple surgeries and doesn’t have a resume lacking Pro Bowl or All-Pro honors. The point: Unlike many of his teammates in recent seasons, the tight end viewed as one of the league’s best players has little reason to accept the type of team-friendly contract the 49ers are known for handing out. Those type of deals were given to Jimmy Garoppolo in 2018 when the quarterback had fewer than a half-season’s worth of career starts.
Matt Harmon unveils his tiered rankings for 2020 starting with the tight end position where 49ers star George Kittle is in line for a dominant season as the best player at his position in fantasy football.
Jimmy Garoppolo last year said there’s a chance he might wear his knee brace during games for the foreseeable future. But during recent walk throughs, Garoppolo ditched the brace protecting his surgically repaired knee in what could be be a positive sign for the 49ers quarterback. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk dropped that nugget during his Zoom call with Bay Area reporters on Tuesday when asked about the differences for Garoppolo heading into the new season.