The 49ers announce they have re-signed center Daniel Kilgore to a 3 year deal. Kilgore was the team’s winner of Bobb McKittrick Award last season, an honor bestowed upon the offensive linemen that exemplifies the courage, intensity and sacrifice of the team’s former offensive line coach.
Back in January, Franchise Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was asked about Kilgore and this is what Jimmy had to say
I think there’s a special relationship between center and quarterback…We spend so much time together. Me and him got on the same page almost instantly when I first got here. He made my job a lot easier, helping me with the run game and all that stuff. I think we complement each other very well, so hopefully we’ll work something out.
General Manager John Lynch had this to say about Kilgore:
He is very much a leader of this team, and his hard work and commitment to our success provide a great example for our young team…When you come across players who love the game like Dan you do your best to keep them in your building.
Daniel Kilgore run blocking in 2017:
% of run plays with a +ve run blocking grade: 12.9% (7th out of 38 centers)
% of run plays with a -ve run blocking grade: 17.3% (29th out of 38 centers)#49ers
— Jeff Deeney (@PFF_Jeff) February 14, 2018