Tight End University is happening this week in Nashville, Tennessee and while there are many tight ends not attending, one big name is Tim Tebow. He was not even invited. George Kittle and Greg Olsen talked about why Tebow was not invited on Pardon My Take Podcast this week.
“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 said, via David Bonilla of 49erswebzone.com. “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.”
More than 50 tight ends from around the NFL will be at the event, but I guess there is no more room at the hotel for the former Heisman making the transition to the position.
“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.”
It sounds like a little hate to me, but Tebow is going to be fine.