George Kittle was apparently very hungry after the 49ers’ Thanksgiving win over the Seahawks, as the tight end stole an entire turkey off the NBC set.
Kittle and several of his teammates, including quarterback Brock Purdy and running back Christian McCaffrey, were interviewed after the game following San Francisco’s 31-13 win.
And while he and his teammates were gifted with turkey legs, Kittle soon ran away with the whole turkey provided by NBC as he made a dash for the locker room.
The 30-year-old even tossed a leg into the crowd of 49ers fans who had travelled to Seattle for the game, while receiver Deebo Samuel was seen doing the same thing.
Kittle’s show of initiative was seemingly taken in stride by the network as the official ‘Sunday Night Football on NBC’ account on X posted a video of him with the turkey, and captioned it with a crying-laughing emoji.
George Kittle made a dash to the locker room after stealing NBC’s turkey on Thursday
He even threw a turkey leg to a 49ers fan as he celebrated his team’s 31-13 win in Seattle
Earlier in the night, Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott enjoyed some turkey of his own – though he didn’t even wait until his game was finished.
After throwing a 34-yard touchdown to KaVontae Turpin late in the fourth quarter, Prescott and his teammates dug through the Salvation Army bucket – where they had evidently hidden some turkey legs.
With Dallas comfortably up 38-10 after the score, he then enjoyed his food on the sideline next to offensive lineman Zack Martin.
With their respective wins on Turkey Day, the 49ers and Cowboys both improved to 8-3.
Kittle finished the 49ers’ win with three catches for 19 yards.
Deebo Samuel (left), Brock Purdy, Christian McCaffrey and Kittle feast after the game
Dak Prescott enjoyed some turkey of his own – during the game no less – earlier in the day
McCaffrey, meanwhile rushed for 114 yards and two touchdowns as San Francisco built a two-game lead over the Seahawks (6-4) atop the NFC West.
Samuel also rushed for a score for the 49ers, and had a game-high seven catches for 79 yards.
Purdy completed 21 of 30 passes for 209 yards with one touchdown — a clinching 28-yarder to Brandon Aiyuk with 7:51 remaining — and one interception.
The 49ers dominated the first half while taking a 24-3 lead.