George Kittle Jan 14, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) yells as he walks off the field after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in a wild card game at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers have one of the most talented teams in the league and were just one game away from playing for the Super Bowl last year. But star tight end George Kittle is aware that if the team doesn’t win the ultimate title soon, they might never do it.

During a recent interview with The Athletic, George Kittle opened up about the team’s “Super Bowl window,” acknowledging that the window could be closing given the number of players who are nearing the end of their contracts.

“I think that’s something our team is very aware of,” Kittle told The Athletic this week. “We have a lot of highly-paid players on this team who’ve earned that money and you can only pay so many guys and we know that some of those guys are at the end of their contracts, end of their guarantees and that’s when things start to move.

“So yes, we’re very aware of that. Our veteran guys we understand that. We understand the window could be closing. We’re going to try our best to keep that window open as long as we possibly can.”

We’ll have to see if Kittle and the Niners can make the most of their open window.

[The Athletic]