The Seahawks Should Steal This Upcoming Free Agent Away From the 49ers After the 2020 Season

Zach Brunner
The Seahawks should steal George Kittle from the 49ers.
The Seahawks should steal George Kittle from the 49ers. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The battle out west between the Seattle Seahawks and the San Francisco 49ers should be competitive yet again this season, with both teams competing for the NFC West title and the NFC as a whole. Both teams feature strong rushing attacks and tough defenses, creating a slug fest every time they meet.

Should Seattle finish second in the division again, they may need to steal some talent from San Francisco in the next free agency period. The one player the Seahawks should steal is tight end George Kittle.

Tight end is a position that is featured in the Seahawks offense. Last season, we saw both Will Dissly and Jacob Hollister have success in this offense. Dissly is coming off a torn Achilles tendon, so how well he will bounce back is unclear. Hollister is a free agent next offseason, as is veteran tight end Greg Olsen, who they signed for a short term boost at the position.

Kittle is arguably the best tight end in the NFL. He not only is willing to put his hands on defenders, he thrives as a blocker and is a big reason for the Niners' rushing success. This would be a big boost to a Seattle running game that is already good, but could get even better.

The San Francisco tight end is also one of the most dominant in the league as a receiver. In 14 games last season, Kittle caught 85 passes for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns. This yardage total ranked him third among tight ends and 23rd overall in the NFL for receiving yards. He has also posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons.

Not only would signing Kittle be a big boost to the Seahawks' offense, it would be a big loss for the 49ers' offense. This shift would be worth the money it takes to acquire the tight end next offseason.

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