George Kittle on why he didn’t invite Tim Tebow to Tight End University
George Kittle, the developer of National Tight End Day, has actually never ever been shy about his love for his fellow tight ends. That affection of his positional brethren manifested in the inaugural Tight End University – a cousin to the yearly pass rush top held by Broncos DE Von Miler – where gamers from a specific position group all get together in the offseason to jointly refine their craft.
Kittle started TEU with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and now-retired tight end Greg Olsen. In a look on ESPN’s First Take, Kittle stated he initially prepared for 20-to-25 TEs to appear. That number swelled to upwards of 50 as word began to spread out of TEU’s presence.
One gamer not amongst those welcomed was newly-minted Jaguars TE Tim Tebow. While it makes good sense a back-end of the 90-man lineup gamer who simply began playing the position wouldn’t remain in presence, Kittle was nonetheless inquired about the omission. He stated an absence of area and Tebow’s absence of experience at the position were essential factors he wasn’t welcomed
“If I can’t invite every tight end, how do I not invite a second- or third-string guy on a team that’s been playing tight end since he was 18 years old in high school?” Kittle stated by means of ESPN. “Nothing against Tim Tebow. I hope that he has incredible success this year. I hope he has 10 touchdowns. I hope he has a great year, but it’s hard for me to invite someone to this that just started playing the position when I can’t invite a guy that’s been playing it for eight to 10 years. That’s just hard for me.”
While the inaugural TEU may’ve lacked area, Kittle stated his strategy is to make it a yearly occasion where he ultimately has adequate space for any TE that wishes to come.
“Hopefully in the next coming years I can make it available to every single person and then any tight end that wants to come can show up, learn, get better and just take another step forward,” the 49ers TE stated per ESPN.
Need to Tebow go on to make the Jaguars and discover a brand-new long-term NFL function as a TE, there’s an exceptionally likelihood he’s one of the gamers at the positional top next year despite just how much it broadens. Offered his rather fast relocation from quarterback to tight end though, it makes good sense that he wouldn’t exist in 2021.
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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.