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49ers George Kittle, vocal on Christian McCaffrey: ‘He’s not going to be the savior’

Written by Tony Ghaul

The San Francisco 49ers were completely outmatched by the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. It was the 49ers’ first game with star RB Christian McCaffrey on the field following the blockbuster trade earlier in the week.

Many expected a big offense performance from the 49ers on Sunday. However, the team looked much the same as they did in a few of their upset losses earlier in the season.

Photo courtsey of Clutchpoints

49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan reminded everyone that one player won’t change everything. “Bringing Christian here is definitely not the only thing we’re missing,” Shanahan said after the game.

“We have good players, I believe,” Shanahan continued. “And I believe we added another one. But we have to play better to take advantage of that.”

McCaffrey played in a limited capacity against the Chiefs. He had eight carries for 38 yards and added two catches for 24 yards.

TE George Kittle also threw water on the huge expectations surrounding McCaffrey’s arrival in the Bay Area. Simply put, while he is a dynamic player, he is not the solution to all the 49ers problems. “He’s not going to be the savior, but he’s definitely going to help us out,” Kittle said.

49ers TE George Kittle. Photo courtsey of Touchdown Wire

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