Super Bowl LIV will feature the NFL’s top tight ends. On one side, George Kittle keeps the San Francisco 49ers’ offense going with his blocking and elite receiving abilities. On the others, Travis Kelce is a top option in one of the NFL’s best attacks in the Kansas City Chiefs. The NFL’s former best, Rob Gronkowski — formerly of the New England Patriots — recently announced who he thinks is the best.
“Kittle, for sure,’’ Gronkowski said, according to Daniel Brown of The Athletic. “Because he just reminds me of myself a little bit with the way he plays the game.”
Kittle set the NFL record for single-season receiving yards by a tight end in 2018 (1,377). He responded to his breakout year by earning an All-Pro nod in 2019, as he tallied 85 receptions for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns in 14 games while also proving his worth as one of the NFL’s best blockers.
“Kittle, I mean he’s just an overall solid tight end, man. And he brings that passion to the game,’’ Gronkowski continued. “That’s what you love to watch. And when he catches that ball, man, you have to bring the whole defense at him. And you have to attack him hard because he doesn’t want to go down. He wants to score every single time.”
It also helps that Kittle approaches the game as if he were in a WWE fight. A lifelong wrestling fashion, he lacks no passion and wears his emotions on his sleeves.
“And that’s what fans love about him,” Gronk said on Kittle’s passion. “And that’s what I love about him, too.”
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