NFL Network’s Mike Silver said the San Francisco 49ers and George Keatle are currently close to a deal:
The silver alludes to Keatle, who wants to be paid as a broad successor, not in a record tight end.
Is Keatle’s camp doing everything possible to increase its value by saying it will give up? I don’t think it will get there. Kittle is one of the best players in the game and wants to be paid as such. August 7 is an important date, as players must decide by then whether to give up the game in the 2020 season. If Keatle decides to give up, he will win $ 150,000, but will have to return it next season. Anyone who knows Keatle would say it̵
The two countries are supposed to be going in the wrong direction for several days, and it was only a matter of time before the national media dealt with it. I’m not sure how much stock I put into this information, but I asked earlier in the week if there were any updates to Keatle, and apparently his deal was suddenly “disrespectful.” Keatle plans to go to training camp, but doesn’t actually train. Again, this has not been cross-checked, but the information is consistent with what Silver says above. I understand that the negotiations are fluid, but a week ago everything was fine and gone, and now the two sides are far from each other? What has changed?
Keatle’s peers consider him the seventh best player in all players. You won’t get many arguments from anyone who says that Keatle is not a great player. He wants to be paid as one. Why not? On August 12, the team will start “training”. So, the seventh and 12th of August are days to keep track of Keatle’s contract. I hope this does not flow into the season. The last thing San Francisco needs is hanging over their heads as the team tries to win the Super Bowl.