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.
ers defensive end Arik Armstead doesn’t anticipate any changes to his role this season. Free safety Jimmie Ward doesn’t share that sentiment about his place in the secondary. Ward on Tuesday was on a video conference call with 49ers reporters and discussed what he anticipates his role being this season.
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.