Kittle’s trainer, Josh Cuthbert, shared a video via Instagram that caught a lot of attention, making its way to Twitter.
Last season was a short one for Kittle, who was one of many under the Niners’ injury plague and missed half of the season with a broken foot. He ended the year playing in a total of eight games, reeling in 48 passes for 634 yards and two touchdowns. 2021 looks like it could be a bit more promising as he continues to build his strength.
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Kittle Weighed in on Who He Wants at QB
In order to draft their future franchise quarterback, the 49ers made a blockbuster trade up to No. 3 overall in next month’s draft.
There are a handful of talented signal callers that the Niners will be choosing from, but Kittle isn’t thinking about his future QB just yet.
“I trust Kyle (head coach Kyle Shanahan) and John (general manager John Lynch) … they’re trying to do whatever they can to make the team better,” Kittle said to Kyle Brandt on the 10 Questions With Kyle Brandt podcast last week. “I get it, it’s a competitive sport, we’re competing for jobs every single day.
“I want Jimmy G to be my QB. … Whatever they do, I can’t wait to see what the team looks like in a couple weeks.”
In his 31 starts with San Francisco, Garoppolo has completed 67.5% of his passes, throwing for a total of 7,352 yards with 46 touchdowns to 26 interceptions with a 98.1 passer rating. He currently sits at fourth in completion percentage, ninth in passer rating, and second in yards per attempt.
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Kittle Understands Lynch and Shanahan’s Thought Process
While Kittle wants Jimmy G. to lead the offense next season, he understands the 49ers’ thought process and why they made the big move that they did.
“We’re the San Francisco 49ers, we’re a very popular and famous franchise. … People expect us to win football games,” Kittle said. “Being the QB of a top-notch franchise, the limelight is on you. It’s on him and Coach Shanahan. … Especially for Jimmy, everyone had high expectations for him when he was leaving the Patriots, and he has a lot of good ball ahead of him.”
Garoppolo will have some competition this offseason, but Kittle still thinks he’s the 49ers’ guy. And whether or not Garoppolo is leading the Niners’ offense next season at least we know Kittle will be in tip-top shape.
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