San Francisco tight end George Kittle is receiving quite the honor from Pro Football Focus.
On Wednesday, PFF announced that Kittle was named the winner of the Stephenson Award, presented to the highest-graded player in the NFL, based on PFF’s system. The 49ers tight end received the highest overall grade ever given to a tight end. Kittle was more dominant with his opportunities than any other player at his position, according to PFF.
Kittle has caught 85 passes this season for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns. His production has helped the 49ers clinch a Super Bowl berth with wins over Minnesota and Green Bay in the NFL playoffs. So far this postseason, Kittle has hauled in four receptions for 35 yards.
— PFF (@PFF) January 22, 2020
The numbers from Kittle in 2019 are a slight drop-off from what he posted last season, totaling 1,377 yards and five touchdowns on 88 catches.
Kittle is in his third season in the NFL. For his career, the former Iowa tight end has totaled 216 catches for 2,945 yards and 12 touchdowns.