George Kittle, Travis Kelce, Greg Olsen Create 'Summit' for NFL's Top Tight Ends

Adam WellsMay 13, 2021

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - JANUARY 03: Tight end George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers runs with the football after a reception against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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With the NFL in the midst of a golden age of superstars at the tight end position, three of the best current and former players at the position have put together a summit for the position group. 

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, George Kittle, Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen have teamed up to create a tight-end summit that will take place this summer. 

The group has set up a dedicated Twitter feed called uniTE Tight Ends with the handle @te_university. 

Kittle has gotten the NFL to celebrate National Tight Ends Day in each of the past two seasons. 

Per Nick Wagoner, National Tight Ends Day began "as an inside joke in the Niners' locker room" before the league decided to make it an actual "holiday" on the final Sunday in October. 

The joke was started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who talked about National Tight Ends Day on the sidelines after throwing a touchdown pass to Garrett Celek in Week 2 of the 2018 season. 

Kittle and Kelce have rewritten the tight-end record books over the course of their careers. They own the top three seasons by receiving yards among players at the position. Kelce broke Kittle's single-season tight end record with 1,416 yards in 2020. 

Olsen was one of the most dominant receiving tight ends before Kittle and Kelce entered the NFL. He was the first player at the position to have three straight 1,000-yard seasons (2014-16). 

It's unclear what exactly the summit will consist of or when it will take place, but more details will be provided in the future.