Daniel Kilgore: 49ers are headed in right direction, and “I wanted to be part of it”

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Jimmy Garoppolo got what he wanted when the 49ers signed center Daniel Kilgore to a contract extension Wednesday. Kilgore, though, didn’t get all the hoopla that accompanied Garoppolo’s signing last week.

“I’m back home waiting for my private jet to fly out to the Bay Area,” Kilgore said on a conference call from his home in Tennessee, via Cam Inman of Bay Area News Group. “It’s 2018. It’s DocuSign. I was in the middle of working out when I signed my contract. But I would take the private jet.”

Slated to become a free agent in March, Kilgore didn’t know when the season ended what the future held for him. But once the 49ers indicated they wanted him back, Kilgore was all in, saying, “This team is heading in the right direction, and I wanted to be a part of it.”

The 49ers won their final five games of the 2017 season with Garoppolo as their starting quarterback. Last week, San Francisco made Garoppolo the highest-paid player in NFL history based on highest per yer average on a long-term deal.

It has 49ers’ faithful excited about the future.

“I don’t want to say that we’re going to be a playoff-contending team or a Super Bowl-winning team,” Kilgore said. “I will say this: You will a team that’s going to work it’s ass off.”

7 responses to “Daniel Kilgore: 49ers are headed in right direction, and “I wanted to be part of it”

  1. Excellent signing if not too expensive. $5 million at most a season. Last 5 games of the year he really bonded with Jimmy G and was rated a top 10 centre. Sign Guard Andrew Norwell to play beside him and this line could be elite. The Faithful should love this signing for the Bay. #BrickByBrick #QuestForSix

  2. thegreatgabbert says:
    February 14, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    Danny will keep Pinocchio’s head from getting too big for his wooden stick body. Else he’ll turn him into kindling and throw him in the fire.

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    LOL does it kill you to know that Garoppolo has been more successful in 7 games than Plaine Garbage has been in his entire career?

  3. seahawkboymike says:

    February 14, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Yeah, they’re headed to maybe 8-8.”

    Really? The 49ers are trending upward compared to the seahawks that are trending right down with an aging roster and an overrated GM who hasn’t had a good draft in years. Schneider has looked pretty Baalke like in recent years

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