Were there any Cardinals players at George Kittle’s Tight End University?

(Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Darrell Daniels and Maxx Williams
(Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) Darrell Daniels and Maxx Williams /

Did any Arizona Cardinals players attend the recent tight end summit hosted by George Kittle and Travis Kelce?

How disappointing is the tight end position for the Arizona Cardinals? It’s been well documented that the Cardinals simply haven’t really cared about finding a good one. While there have been as many playoff teams with a top-10 tight end, there have been just enough without one.

George Kittle, of the rival San Francisco 49ers, hosted a recent tight end summit called Tight End University to help promote the long-overlooked position and help all tight ends from across the league get better at their skills.

In addition to Kittle, Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs and former NFL tight end Greg Olsen also hosted the event.

Zero Arizona Cardinals players attended Tight End University

The guys over at the Locked on Cardinals podcast recently noted that Arizona didn’t send anyone over to the three-day summit, and it’s a shame. Alex Clancy and Bo Brack made a great point that it’s not the old NFL where if someone wasn’t on their team that they avoided conversation. In a way, the league got more personable and stuff like this can happen.

However, it’s not like the Cardinals had any tight ends that they could really garner an invite. Tim Tebow was the only player they didn’t invite by name, so that may just be a product of limited space. As I have shared before, Dan Arnold was the closest to having a relevant player at the position I have ever seen in my entire life for Arizona.

Hopefully, some of the Cardinals tight ends get to go next year, as learning from these three legends is something that you don’t see often. Players in their prime who offer tips to others for further advancement of their position is quite the offer from Kittle and the rest of the TEU organizers.

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It’ll be up to Arizona head coach Kliff Kingsbury to develop the current group of tight ends on the roster and general manager Steve Keim to find a gem in a future NFL Draft that can create an impact in the desert.