No. 5: George Kittle breaks all kinds of records
Tight end George Kittle has been one of the 49ers’ standout players all season. Performing to a high standard every week, he has been the cornerstone of the offense. Fans and analysts alike would agree that he has reached an elite level as far as tight ends are concerned.
Kittle is a threat to every defense, as shown Sunday with a number of records that were broken. The Broncos shut him down in the second half, but not before he had the opportunity to showcase his talent.
He now has the most receiving yards by a 49ers tight end in a single game with 210 yards from seven receptions.
He broke the franchise record for the most receiving yards in a single season by a tight end, surpassing Vernon Davis’ 2009 record.
Kittle is also the first 49ers tight end in franchise history to have a 1,000-yard season and the first 1,000-yard receiver since wide receiver Anquan Boldin in 2014.
To top off his record-setting day, Kittle also managed an 85-yard touchdown reception which also became his longest career reception:
With so much talent and ability, Kittle is likely to be a 49er for a long time.