George Kittle impressed with Trey Lance, calls 49ers rookie a ‘freak athlete’

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San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle joined Michael Silver and his daughter, Natalie, on the latest Pass It Down podcast. Of course, the topic of quarterbacks came up. The Niners have Jimmy Garoppolo, who helped guide the team to a Super Bowl just over 16 months ago. But the team also planned for the future, trading up to select Trey Lance out of North Dakota State with the No. 3 overall pick.

While Kittle remains loyal to his starting quarterback of the past three and a half seasons, the All-Pro tight end is impressed with his new rookie quarterback.

“He’s a freak athlete. It’s kind of fun to watch that. It is,” Kittle told the Silvers. “He’s got a cannon for an arm too. That’s fun to watch too. It’s a different style of quarterback play, for sure. But at the same time, Kyle Shanahan has a very dense playbook, and he is human. He’s the third overall pick, but he is human. But he has the opportunity to be pretty good, though. I like him.”

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