San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is easily one of the top tight ends in the league and, along with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, formed the well-known “Tight End University” which will take place in Nashville Tennessee.
One tight end that didn’t get an invitation is Jacksonville Jaguars new tight end (former quarterback) Tim Tebow, and Kittle says he wanted to reserve one of the limited spots for a player who hasn’t just started playing the position.
“So, nothing against Tim Tebow, but I found it hard to invite” Kittle said of Tebow, during an appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast (h/t David Bonilla of 49erswebzone.com). “I wish nothing but the best for Tim Tebow, and I hope he has a fantastic season playing tight end — but it’s hard for me not to invite a backup tight end on, let’s say the New York Giants, as opposed to inviting a guy who just started playing the tight end position because we do have limited spots,” Kittle added.
“I wish I could make it so every NFL tight end can come, [so] it’s accessible to everybody. But what we tried to do this year, we wanted to pay for everything for all the tight ends that come to kind of make it a special event for all tight ends.”
Retired Pro Bowler Greg Olsen added – “If he’s on a roster this year, and he plays tight end, we would love to have him,” Olsen said. “We would love to work with him. Once he’s officially a tight end, we would love to work with him.”