San Francisco 49ers tight finish George Kittle, Kansas Metropolis Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce and retired NFL tight finish Greg Olsen co-founded Tight Finish College earlier this 12 months, an offseason summit in Nashville.
Tim Tebow isn’t invited to the inaugural camp, the place over 50 NFL tight ends will prepare collectively this summer season.
Kittle defined the reasoning behind Tebow’s omission when he and Olsen visited with “Pardon My Take” on Monday.
“Nothing towards Tim Tebow, however I discovered it onerous to ask—I want nothing for one of the best for Tim Tebow, and I hope he has a incredible season taking part in tight finish, nevertheless it’s onerous for me to not invite, like, a backup tight finish on for instance the New York Giants versus inviting a man that simply began taking part in the place. As a result of, the factor is, we do have restricted spots.
“I want I might make it a model—hey, each NFL tight finish can come. It is accessible to everyone. However what we tried to do that 12 months is we wished to pay for all the pieces for different tight ends to come back. To form of make it a particular occasion for all tight ends. … Hopefully within the subsequent years to come back, we will make it open and obtainable to everyone.”
Olsen then stated that Tebow is invited to subsequent 12 months’s camp “if he is on a roster this 12 months.”
“As soon as he is formally a good finish, we’d like to work with him,” the previous Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks tight finish clarified.
Olsen, who introduced his retirement in January, additionally spoke to only how tough it’s to efficiently play the place within the NFL.