49ers' George Kittle is in no rush to get a new deal done

George Kittle
The San Francisco 49ers' George Kittle, is expected to get a contract extension in the 2020 season that will redefine the value of NFL tight ends, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

While waiting for the new deal to get done, Kittle is expected to hold out for as long as possible. 

According to The Athletic's Matt Barrows, Kittle's agent Jack Bechta says the tight end will be "very patient" when signing a new contract. 

"He's the poster child of culture for that team, of the type of player they want on that team," Bechta said. 

The tight end is entering his final year on his rookie contract making $2.144 million for the 2020 season. Kittle was drafted by the 49ers as a fifth-round draft pick in 2017.