A new contract for San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle may not be done simply yet, however it appears as though the wait will not go on a lot longer.
According to the NFL Network, the 49ers and Kittle are nearing conclusion on an offer that will make Kittle the highest paid tight end in the league “without a doubt.”
A report from SI.com previously in the day suggested that a brand-new offer for Kittle would be announced on Friday. More reports followed that stated that while an offer wasnt yet done, it appeared as though progress towards an agreement was being made.
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry is carrying the biggest typical income for the position at $10.6 million for this year on the franchise tag. However, the four-year contract Austin Hooper signed with the Cleveland Browns this offseason worth $42 million is the benchmark multi-year deal for the position.