49ers add a talented tight end to the offense

A San Francisco 49ers helmet on the bench during a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on November 21, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida.
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The San Francisco 49ers have the luxury of tight end George Keatle.

He has made two 1,000-yard receiving seasons in his five-year career and finished with 910 yards in 2021 despite missing three games.

In 2020, Kettle had 634 yards and two touchdowns even if he played eight games due to knee and foot injuries.

Despite these limitations, the former Iowa standout is a consistent performer when he is healthy.

That’s why he’s the league’s highest paid tight end with an average annual value of $ 15 million a year.

He is also a three-time pro bowler and two-time all-pro bowler.

The Kettle is a huge part of the 49ers’ offense that has driven the team to two playoff appearances in the last three seasons.

But San Francisco have one of the best tight endings of the game, they have signed another tough end to make their list.

NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport tweeted, “Ex # Bill And #Jet TE is signing a 1 year contract with Tyler Kroft # 49ersEvery agent @ MikeMcCartney7

The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

A quick look at Croft’s NFL career

Croft has played for three teams in seven NFL seasons.

He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2015 draft and was there until 2018.

His best year with the Bengals came in 2017 where he had 404 yards and seven touchdowns.

The former Rutgers standout then signed a three-year, $ 18.75 million deal with the Buffalo Bill.

However, he only lasted two seasons with the AFC East squad.

He ended his career in Buffalo with 17 receptions for 178 yards and three touchdowns.

Croft then signed a one-year contract to play for Bill’s rival, the New York Jets.

He played nine games for the Jets, 173 yards and one touchdown.

Kroft will join a stacked tight end rotation in San Francisco with Kettle, Ross Dowley, Charlie Warner and Tanner Hudson.

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