“Not As Good As Your Morning George Kittle”: NFL Reporter Adam Schefter Has Fun Banter With San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle After Contract Becomes Fully Guaranteed

Ashish Priyadarshi
|Published April 01, 2021

George Kittle and NFL reporter Adam Schefter enjoyed some light banter on Twitter after Kittle just saw his contract become fully guaranteed.

Schefter is one the primary reporters in the NFL world, and if information comes out, it’s usually because Schefter has tweeted about it. Kittle’s contract guarantee was no different. After word broke that Kittle’s base salary for 2022 would be guaranteed, Schefter was quick to post about it.

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Kittle responded with his own “Good Morning” tweet to which Schefter had another reply ready:

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George Kittle Contract Details

For now, Kittle has been playing on a very team-friendly deal. His base salary in 2020 was only $2.1 million which is surprising to think about when you consider the kind of player Kittle is.

He is, at this point, either the best or second best tight end, and yet he’s nowhere close to being paid like one. Kittle’s 2020 salary also included a $3.6 million prorated bonus.

In 2021, Kittle’s salary drops even more, giving the 49ers incredible flexibility with the cap. Kittle’s base salary will be worth only $1.25 million this year, and his prorated bonus is worth $4 million.

However, 2022 is the year Kittle will finally cash in. As Schefter noted, his contract’s base salary goes up to a whopping $11.4 million. This money became fully guaranteed today, so Kittle can be rest assured that no matter what, he will finally be getting paid what he deserves.

Kittle’s contract also includes those bonuses, and he’s in line to earn those again for this year. One of his bonuses includes $100,000 for workouts every year. If the 49ers do ever decide they want to get out of Kittle’s conract, then 2022 is the year for that as well.

They would save over $12 million against the cap after June 1st, and they would only have to absorb a loss of $4 million, which isn’t a lot when you factor in the kind of player Kittle is.

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Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi is The SportsRush's content manager and editor. Ashish freelanced for 1 year in the NFL division before taking on an editorial role in the company. He then tacked on managing content while adding on a writing role in the NBA division. Ashish has been closely following the NFL and NBA since the 2012 season when the Patriots lost the Super Bowl and Derrick Rose was at the height of his powers. Since then, Ashish has focused on honing his knowledge for both leagues in, even writing crossover pieces. In his free time, Ashish is an avid basketball player, he loves to watch movies and TV shows, immersing himself in the cinematic world. Ashish studies computer science and data science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and would love to mesh his love for sports with his technical skills.

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