49ers’ George Kittle explains why Tight End University is off limits for Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow is an NFL tight end. You could repeat that many times and that may still sound unusual, especially if you have followed his career from college to the pros. But just because he’s now a tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars, it doesn’t mean that he’s automatically admitted to the “Tight End University,” which was formed by the trio of San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle along with Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce and George Kittle.
The inaugural summit of the TEU is set to happen in Nashville, Tennessee, and if you’re wondering Tim Tebow hasn’t gotten an invite, he’s a pretty elaborate explanation by Kittle during an appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast (h/t David Bonilla of 49erswebzone.com).
“So, nothing against Tim Tebow, but I found it hard to invite — 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 shared.
That’s a fair take from the hulking 49ers downfield threat, who just doesn’t want purely objective logistical concern from giving birth to unnecessary personal issues between two sides.
Olsen, who was also on the show, however, said that they would be willing to have Tebow if the former quarterback manages to make the final roster cuts in Jacksonville.
Added Olsen: “If he’s on a roster this year, and he plays tight end, we would love to have him, we would love to work with him. Once he’s officially a tight end, we would love to work with him.”