The Chicago Bears got some major help on Saturday in their playoff hunt, and a longtime fan is pretty stoked.
San Francisco 49ers star tight end George Kittle grew up a Chicago Bears fan. He may have been born in Packer country, but the former Iowa Hawkeye is a self-proclaimed lifelong Bears fan — and he still cheers for the Bears if it’s not a head-to-head matchup with his Niners.
Saturday afternoon, Kittle and the 49ers battled it out in an all-important NFC West showdown with the Arizona Cardinals. On one hand, the Niners had already been eliminated from playoff contention. It was all about pride for them — and beating a divisional rival, of course.