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49ers tight end George Kittle revealed why Christian McCaffrey is his preferred MVP candidate

The San Francisco 49ers are having their best season right now. The 49ers, the second-best team in the entire league, are on a six-game winning streak with 11 wins and three losses.

Leading the NFL MVP race this year is defensive end Brock Purdy.

But for tight end, George Kittle’s title belongs to another teammate, Christian McCaffrey.

“I’d vote for Christian,” Kittle said in an interview with Yahoo Sports’ Jori Epstein.

“Your defense has to completely change to cover guys like Tyreek (Hill of the Miami Dolphins) and Christian. Everything has to change.”

Aside from defensive adjustments, Kittle also touched on the fact that whenever the ball is in McCaffrey’s hands, the amount of yards covered automatically comes flowing in for the 49ers.

“Your gameplan can’t be the same because you have to account for guys who every time they touch the ball could be a 70-yard touchdown.


The amount of times that Christian or Tyreek has just carried their teams and put them on their back and scored touchdowns and won games…and it’s a team sport don’t get me wrong but every time Christian touches the ball, our whole offense is like, ‘alright well he’s going to get 10 to 20 to 50 yards,’” Kittle shared.

McCaffrey has been a nightmare for opposing defenses all season.

The 27-year-old currently leads the league in rushing yards this season with 1,292.

The 49ers’ last two games show why he is a valid MVP candidate.

Against the Arizona Cardinals, McCaffrey had 115 rushing yards and 72 receiving yards. Running backs also accounted for three touchdowns (one rushing, two receiving).

Two games ago, against the Seattle Seahawks, he gained 145 yards on 16 carries.

Whether or not Christian McCaffrey wins the MVP award, that won’t change the fact that he’s already proven to be one of the best players in the league today.

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