George Kittle had a funny response to the San Francisco 49ers’ Christian McCaffrey Thursday night trade.

Former Iowa tight end and current tight end for the 49ers’, George Kittle safe to say is fired up for McCaffrey to be coming to the Bay Area.

“What a gift for national tight ends day,” Kittle told reporters after hearing about the McCaffrey trade to the 49ers’.

Now, if you’re not familiar with ‘National Tight Ends Day’ then here is a very brief rundown. It takes place every season on the fourth Sunday in October.

Kittle started saying this phrase back in 2018 and it’s always been in his vocabulary for tight ends scoring touchdowns.

The phrase happened after Brent Celek scored a touchdown and it’s since become a prominent theme in the 49ers’ locker room. With Kittle saying this about McCaffrey, it’s kind of like his own term of endearment.

It is not known at this point if McCaffrey, the newly traded running back from the Carolina Panthers, will start in Sunday’s game for the 49ers’. But, Kittle sure is ecstatic for him to be there.