2 Jets heading to George Kittle's Tight End University

Tyler Greenawalt
Jets Wire

The Jets will have a small presence at George Kittle’s Tight End University gathering in Nashville.

Recently-signed Jets TE Tyler Conklin was invited to the positional summit, and QB Zach Wilson will attend as one of the passers, Kittle confirmed last week. Jaguars QB C.J. Beathard and 49ers QB Trey Lance are also attending. Bills QB Josh Allen may as well.

TEU is a three-day event concocted by Kittle, a 49ers star, Chiefs TE Travis Kelce and former TE Greg Olsen for young tight ends to learn the nuances of the position from the best in the NFL. Last year, 49 players descended on Nashville, Tennessee, including former Jets and current Vikings TE Chris Herndon. This year, they’ll work out at Vanderbilt University from June 22-24.

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“There are QB camps and other positions that steal the attention,” Olsen told ESPN last year. “But the tight end role has become a prominent role throughout the league, too.”

Conklin, who is coming off a career season in which he caught 61 balls for 593 yards and three touchdowns, now gets a chance to work with some of the best players at his position. Wilson will also get a great opportunity to play with elite talent and learn from all the veterans.

Kittle allegedly – albeit jokingly – pressured Wilson to cut his vacation in Cabo short to make sure he can attend TEU next month.