Jimmy Garoppolo: “A lot of similarities” between George Kittle, Rob Gronkowski

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Rob Gronkowski said he’s not sure how he’ll feel once games get underway in September, but he’s retired for now and that takes one of the most entertaining figures in recent NFL history off the board.

One of Gronkowski’s former teammates thinks there’s another tight end who can offer some of the same things that Gronkowski did. 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo played with Gronkowski in New England and now plays with George Kittle, who gives the quarterback some reminders of the Patriots great.

“There are a lot of similarities — on the field and a little bit off the field, too. George is tremendous,” Garoppolo said, via Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News. “The energy he brings every day, how he goes about his business — he’s always having fun while he’s doing it. Very similar to Gronk, they both enjoy what they do. It makes everything more enjoyable. It’s fun to be around, and it’s contagious. To have a guy like that makes our team so much closer as well as much better.”

Kittle’s personality isn’t as well known as Gronkowski’s, but there’s little doubt about his ability to make a team better on the field after his 88 catches for 1,377 yards last season. Garoppolo was missing for most of the year and the hope around the Niners will be that things get even better now that he’s back in the lineup.

10 responses to “Jimmy Garoppolo: “A lot of similarities” between George Kittle, Rob Gronkowski

  1. They are three rings, 390 receptions and 72 Touchdowns apart right now. If Kittle lasts 115 games ( as Gronk did) and keeps going at his current pace, he will be 3rings, 38 catches and, 53 touchdowns behind Gronk.

  2. Got one word to say to that……………
    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

  3. Patsareinyourheads says:

    They are three rings, 390 receptions and 72 Touchdowns apart right now. If Kittle lasts 115 games ( as Gronk did) and keeps going at his current pace, he will be 3rings, 38 catches and, 53 touchdowns behind Gronk.
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    perfect example of why the team from Mass. is hated more than any other, it’s the fan-base from that team that does it.

  4. perfect example of why the team from Mass. is hated more than any other, it’s the fan-base from that team that does it.
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    Not all of us. But I agree. Some of them are ridiculous in thinking that they are a valued part of the team. Instead of admiration they are the braggers. It blows my mind the very same fan types often disrespect and down play their favorite teams difficult accomplishments by playing them off as easy. They forget that it took a miracle come back. An amazing goal line stand. Several FG’s in the final moments to win those SB’s. We could have realistically lost every one of those SB’s. We don’t all take them for granted.

  5. stucats says:
    July 12, 2019 at 8:15 am

    perfect example of why the team from Mass. is hated more than any other, it’s the fan-base from that team that does it.
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    You might be too sensitive for this football thing. Maybe try a book club?

  6. Not one fan takes everything for granted and they are not “part of the team. They cheer for their favorite team, not complicated. Hypothetically, the Patriots could have won every superbowl also.. If.

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