Via NBC Sports:

Kittle definitely will set the tight end market. The question is by how much. Structure is as crucial as anything, but let’s not get lost in hypotheticals. suggests he’ll get $12.5 million per season, though it could well be higher — maybe $15 million — considering how much he does for the team as a blocker and No. 1 pass catcher.

That type of talent, and the fact he’s a marketable public face of the franchise, means he’s getting paid. But, as I always say when discussing future deals, don’t worry about dollars. You aren’t writing Kittle’s checks and Jed York’s has plenty in his pockets. It’s about percentage of the salary cap.

Kittle is winning on and off the field.  He’s worth every penny of a market setting deal.

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