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George Kittle

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49ers, TE Age: 27-26d Exp: 4 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#146 overall), 2017 College: Iowa Agent(s): Jack Bechta (JB Sports)

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  • Current Contract

    George Kittle signed a 5 year, $75,000,000 contract with the San Francisco 49ers, including a $18,000,000 signing bonus, $40,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $15,000,000. In 2021, Kittle will earn a base salary of $1,250,000, a roster bonus of $47,059, a signing bonus of $2,250,000 and a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $5,447,059 and a dead cap value of $29,350,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $75,000,000
    Signing Bonus $18,000,000
    Average Salary $15,000,000
    Total Guarantees $40,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $30,000,000
    Free Agent: 2026 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Option Workout Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 27 $2,133,000 $3,674,574 - - - $5,807,574 $23,707,574 $20,133,000($20,133,000)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $23,707,574 2020 Cap Savings: $-17,900,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $20,324,574 2020 Cap Savings: $-14,517,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $7,057,574 2021 Dead Cap: $16,650,000 2020 Cap Savings: $-1,250,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $3,674,574 2021 Dead Cap: $16,650,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,133,000
    2021 Contract details by year 28 $1,250,000 $3,600,000 $47,059 $450,000 $100,000 $5,447,059 $29,350,000 $3,647,059($23,780,059)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $29,350,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-23,902,941 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $16,650,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-11,202,941 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $16,750,000 2022 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $-11,302,941 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2022 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2021 Cap Savings: $1,397,059
    2022 Contract details by year 29 $11,450,000 $3,600,000 $500,000 $450,000 $100,000 $16,100,000 $28,967,000 $12,050,000($35,830,059)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $28,967,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-12,867,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $12,600,000 2022 Cap Savings: $3,500,000 Post-6/1 Release 2022 Dead Cap: $20,417,000 2023 Dead Cap: $8,550,000 2022 Cap Savings: $-4,317,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2022 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2023 Dead Cap: $8,550,000 2022 Cap Savings: $12,050,000

    Potential Out: 2023, 3 yr, $35,830,059; $13,467,000 dead cap

    2023 Contract details by year 30 $11,650,000 $3,600,000 $500,000 $450,000 $100,000 $16,300,000 $13,467,000 $12,250,000($48,080,059)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $13,467,000 2023 Cap Savings: $2,833,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $8,550,000 2023 Cap Savings: $7,750,000 Post-6/1 Release 2023 Dead Cap: $8,967,000 2024 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $7,333,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2023 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2024 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2023 Cap Savings: $12,250,000
    2024 Contract details by year 31 $13,400,000 $3,600,000 $500,000 $450,000 $100,000 $18,050,000 $4,500,000 $14,000,000($62,080,059)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $13,550,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,500,000 2024 Cap Savings: $13,550,000 Post-6/1 Release 2024 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2025 Dead Cap: $450,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2024 Dead Cap: $4,050,000 2025 Dead Cap: $450,000 2024 Cap Savings: $14,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year 32 $14,400,000 - $500,000 $450,000 $100,000 $15,450,000 $450,000 $15,000,000($77,080,059)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $450,000 2025 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $450,000 2025 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Post-6/1 Release 2025 Dead Cap: $450,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $15,000,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2025 Dead Cap: $450,000 2026 Dead Cap: $0 2025 Cap Savings: $15,000,000
    2026 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $23.6M guaranteed at signing (signing bonus + 2020 salary + 2021 salary + 2021 option bonus + $6.367M of 2022 salary)
    • Remaining $5M of 2022 salary fully guarantees on 4/1/2021
    • $4.917M of 2023 salary fully guarantees on 4/1/2021
    • Remaining $5M of 2023 salary fully guarantees on 4/1/2022
    • 2021 option bonus: $2.25M (due 3/21/2021)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $5,882 ($100,000, 8 LTBE)
    • 2022-2025 Per Game Active Bonus: $29,411 ($500,000)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2017-2020Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $2,698,287
    Signing Bonus $298,287
    Average Salary $674,572
    Total Guarantees $298,287
    Guaranteed at Signing $298,287
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $465,000 $298,287 - - - - - $763,287
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $555,000 - - - - - - $555,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $645,000 - - - - - - $645,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,133,000 $18,000,000 - - - - - $20,133,000
    4 seasons $3,798,000 $18,298,287 - - - - - $22,096,287
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 - $47,059 $100,000 - $2,250,000 - $3,647,059
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $11,450,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $12,050,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $11,650,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $12,250,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $13,400,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $14,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $14,400,000 - $500,000 $100,000 - - - $15,000,000
    $55,948,000 $18,298,287 $2,047,059 $500,000 - $2,250,000 - $79,043,346
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,798,000 $18,298,287 - - - - - $22,096,287
  • Transactions

    Aug 13 2020Signed a 5 year $75 million contract extension with San Francisco (SF)
    Apr 29 2017Drafted by San Francisco (SF): Round 5 (#146 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Rec TD Fum Prod Pts
    2020 SF 8 8 7 443 43.9 63 48 634 13.2 2 0 77.1
    2019 SF 14 14 14 815 81.7 107 85 1053 12.4 5 1 137.5
    2018 SF 16 16 16 928 87.9 136 88 1377 15.6 5 0 170.7
    2017 SF 15 15 7 593 53.7 63 43 515 12 2 0 63.5
    Totals 53 53 44 2,779 - 369 264 3,579 13.6 14 1 448.80