49ers tight end George Kittle worked up a quick rapport with quarterback Brock Purdy last season, as the duo connected on seven touchdowns in the final four games of the regular season.
In two games so far this year, Kittle (six catches, 49 yards) has taken a backseat in the passing game to players like Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel. Still, he’s impressed Al Sacco and Brian Renick of the 49ers Webzone “No Huddle” podcast from Audacy Sports with his series of pulverizing blocks.
“He’s gone sort of in the background and he doesn’t complain,” Sacco said. “He catches his few balls, he blocks, he lets Aiyuk and Deebo and McCaffrey (catch passes) and he’s a good teammate. He does what the team asks him to do and he’s a leader. That’s really cool, man. He’s gonna go down as an all-time 49er and when you have someone who’s a star who’s willing to do that, take a backseat for the betterment of the team, you don’t see that alot. There’s a lot of ‘Get me the damn ball,’ especially with receivers and he’s not doing that. Still one of the better tight ends out there.”