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Hufanga’s Unexpected Choice for 49ers’ Top All-Around Athlete

The 49ers boast some of the most exceptional offensive and defensive talents in the NFL. From dynamic playmakers like Deebo Samuel, Christian McCaffrey, Brandon Aiyuk, and George Kittle to defensive stars like Nick Bosa and Fred Warner, San Francisco’s roster is teeming with elite athletes.
But the question remains: among the plethora of stars on the 49ers’ roster, who stands out as the best all-around athlete? When Talanoa Hufanga, the third-year safety, was posed with this intriguing question during his recent appearance on “The NFL Report” with Steve Wyche and James Palmer, his response was both humorous and insightful.
“Probably coach Kyle [Shanahan],” Hufanga quipped, adding a touch of humor to the discussion.
However, he then delved into a more serious consideration, saying, “I think what is a tough conversation, is who would you build your team around if you had one player to play all 11 spots? And so when you think about it, a guy like George Kittle who can contribute to pass protection, run the ball, block, and catch … I don’t know if he can throw, but maybe a guy like Kittle, he’s probably up there.”
Hufanga’s rationale is logical. George Kittle, widely regarded as one of the NFL’s premier tight ends, plays a pivotal role in the 49ers’ offense. He not only excels as a pass-catching threat but also functions as an additional offensive lineman during running plays.
In a roster brimming with exceptional athletes, Kittle’s versatility and contributions may very well set him apart as the best all-around athlete on the team.
Of course, in good humor, Hufanga acknowledges that Kittle’s abilities don’t quite match those of their coach, Kyle Shanahan, whose athletic profile remains in a league of its own

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