George Kittle: "Aiyuk Cooking Our Defense in OTA's"

June 28, 2023

Athlete Studio

Brandon Aiyuk, the wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers, has expressed his optimistic outlook for the upcoming season, making bold predictions. His unwavering confidence in a prosperous future is echoed by his teammates on the roster.

During a recent interview, Deommodore Lenoir, a defensive back, expressed his belief that Brandon Aiyuk would emerge as one of the top five receivers in the NFL this season. Similarly, tight end George Kittle stated that Aiyuk might have already attained that status if not for the abundance of talented offensive options on the team. When asked about the most talented players among his teammates during an appearance on Pardon My Take, Kittle ranked Aiyuk highly, highlighting his impressive performance during the offseason program.

“I think one guy that you guys are going to love to watch is Brandon Aiyuk,” Kittle said, via “Holy cow. He was cooking our defense all of OTAs. It was so fun to watch. . . . We have like six mouths to feed on our offense. And so, if he was in an offense where he was the number one choice and got 12 targets a game, he’d probably have 1,400 yards and 15 touchdowns a year. He’s fantastic.”

In his NFL career last season, Aiyuk demonstrated his prowess by accumulating over 1,000 receiving yards, accompanied by a career-best of eight touchdowns. Nonetheless, the talented wideout firmly believes that he has only begun to tap into his true potential, indicating that there is much more to come from him.

"I'm about to take off," Aiyuk declared in May. "That's it. ... We all know it's football. Nothing's ever guaranteed, but just getting a better understanding for my life as a person, and then as a football player, kind of putting those things together and then just looking to get better."

"I feel like, now, having another offseason, coming out here again for another OTA spring ball, whatever you want to call it, being able to work with those guys, being able to work on my craft, being able to get better and just continue to look to get better."

Having achieved career highs in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns last season, Aiyuk is poised to potentially surpass those records this year.

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