- To celebrate, 49ers tight end George Kittle wore a T-shirt featuring a photo of a shirtless Jimmy Garoppolo, the team's quarterback.
- Garoppolo even signed the shirt, and Kittle said at a post-game press conference that he was saving it for a "special occasion" the NFC Championship win.
- Kittle later signed a shirt with his own face on it and gave it to Garoppolo.
- The 49ers will play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV in Miami Gardens, Florida, on February 2.
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San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle celebrated his team's NFC Championship win by wearing a signed T-shirt featuring quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo shirtless.
The 49ers are headed to the Super Bowl after beating the Green Bay Packers 37-20 on Sunday night.
In an interview with ESPN after the game , Kittle said he had been sent the T-shirt featuring shirtless Garoppolo earlier in the week, and was saving it for the big win.
"I just wanted to give Jimmy a special present after we won the NFC Championship game. He even signed it for me though," he told ESPN, adding that he was celebrating "Jimmy, all the hard work that he's put in for the last couple years that he's been in the league, and how it's all come to this."
"So I just wanted to let him know I'm proud of him," he said.
Kittle later wore the shirt to a post-game press conference.
"Jimmy had a T-shirt with my face in his locker and he told everyone I sent it to him," he said. "I got this in my locker the same day. I just didn't show you guys cause I was saving it for a special occasion."
Garoppolo told reporters he thought it was a nice shirt, and joked that it would be available in the team store soon.
Kittle later returned the favor to Garoppolo, signing the shirt with his own face on it and giving it back to the quarterback.
The 49ers will play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV in Miami Gardens, Florida, on February 2.
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