In case you missed it, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle made an outstanding one-handed catch on Thursday Night Football last week in his team’s 34-3 trouncing of the Oakland Raiders.
Outstanding catch from George Kittle pic.twitter.com/PCk9KjxaoX— Jackson Frank (@jackfrank_jjf) November 2, 2018
Kittle finished with four receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown in the game. Afterwards, Kittle was asked by San Francisco reporters about the “coolest part of his catch.”
The best moment following George Kittle’s one-handed catch against the Raiders?— Keiana Martin (@KeianaMartinTV) November 6, 2018
A Travis Kelce follow back.
“Travis Kelce followed me on Twitter. It was pretty cool.”#49ers pic.twitter.com/wTyLWkl1z7
“So for the coolest thing, Travis Kelce followed me on Twitter,” Kittle said. “That was pretty cool. I’ve been following him for like, three years, so I got a follow back, that was pretty cool for me.”
Kittle said that Kelce talked to him when the 49ers visited the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium earlier this year.
Kelce, upon seeing the interview, chimed in.
Keep takin the league by storm brotha!!! https://t.co/PjAfktSPDf— Travis Kelce (@tkelce) November 7, 2018
It feels like just yesterday Kelce was the guy in Kittle’s shoes, “taking the league by storm.”
Nowadays, at 29, Kelce is one of the older members of the Chiefs’ offense (second only to Anthony Sherman), and he is the one who has second-year players, such as the 25-year-old Kittle, looking up to him.