On Sunday, Travis Kelce broke Rob Gronkowski’s NFL record for most receiving yards in a single season by a tight end. Just a short while later, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle one-upped Kelce, and he did it in style.
Stone Cold Kittle ?? congrats @gkittle46 pic.twitter.com/PTz39wArPZ
— Crocky (@eric_crocker) December 31, 2018
Check out this 43-yard touchdown pass that gave Kittle the new NFL record.
Break the record, might as well score too. Congrats @gkittle46 ?#GoNiners pic.twitter.com/kD4H2SQj1Y
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 31, 2018
Previously in this same game, Kittle set another 49ers record as well.
With this catch @gkittle46 now owns the record for most catches in a single season by a tight end in franchise history with 83, passing Eric Johnson (82). pic.twitter.com/hKJgtxodhk
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) December 30, 2018
It’s pretty remarkable that he’s having this kind of success. A fifth-round pick out of Iowa last year, he’s becoming one of the NFL’s best players. And he’s been doing it all this year with backup quarterbacks.