George Kittle Breaks Down his Historic 2018 Season

Sports Xchange

The 49ers tight end reacted to breaking the NFL record for most receiving yards in a season by a tight end record previously held by Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce.

(On him breaking the record for most receiving yards by a tight end)

“It hasn’t really hit me yet, but it’s definitely exciting. It definitely wasn’t just me. You had three quarterbacks throwing me the ball, you had O-line, just ups and downs through out the whole year guys in and out. But that’s just a credit to our team to just keep pushing and grinding the whole year no matter what happens. Definitely would have enjoyed a win today, but this definitely makes it feel a little better.”

(On his recognition of how close he was from breaking the record)

“I did not know. My position coach and some of the other guys were giving me little updates here and there. I knew going into the last drive, I needed need nine yards, so make it 15 and I’ll just take it to the end zone.”

(On him trading his jersey with someone else)

“I refuse to. That’s mine, that one is mine. I actually hid that so no one can take it at all. I don’t want that Tom Brady thing happening when we got his jersey stolen, so yeah that’s mine.”

(On him surpassing past record holders)

“That means everything to me. Those are guys that I’ve looked up to. Those are guys I’ve watched their film countless hours just trying to take little tidbits from each of their games. The fact that Coach Shanahan gave me an opportunity to get that all season long, that is a lot of games. I appreciate everything and the fact that my name is on that list now with those guys, it means a lot. Like I said, it hasn’t hit me yet. I’m assuming it will in the next 10 or 15 minutes.”