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Zach Wilson Responds To George Kittle, Says He’ll Attend TE University

May 23, 2022, 11:46 AM
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Zach Wilson #2 of the New York Jets warms up prior to a game against the Buffalo Bills at Highmark Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
(Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Former BYU and current New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson responded to NFL star George Kittle and said he will attend Tight End University 2022.

The San Francisco 49ers tight end, along with a group of other NFL stars, created Tight End University in 2021. Last year’s Tight End University was a multi-day event in which more than 50 tight ends came together to work on their craft.

Kittle told Pro Football Talk that multiple NFL quarterbacks were invited to attend this year’s affair, including Wilson.

The former BYU star hadn’t committed to the event when Kittle spoke with PFT.

‘You can help me peer pressure him,” Kittle said, “but Zach Wilson is at about 99 percent. He’s trying to decide if he wants to come back from Cabo or not. I was like, ‘Zach, you’re going to come back from Cabo,’ so if you want to help me influence him a little bit. Then the last one I’m working on, Josh Allen’s trying to see if he can make it work. Hopefully, we have a handful of awesome quarterbacks there who could also talk to us about running routes and what they see out there.”


Shortly after Kittle’s comments were made public, Wilson replied to Kittle with a post on his Instagram Story after seemingly being guilted into attending.

“Yeah so I guess I’m going to TEU,” Wilson wrote.

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(Courtesy of @zachwilson on Instagram)

Tight End University will take place in Nashville, Tennessee from June 22-24.

About Zach Wilson

Before his time in the NFL, the Corner Canyon High School product had a standout career at BYU. Wilson helped the Cougars to an 11-1 record during his final season in Provo.

Wilson recently completed his first season in the NFL.

The quarterback struggled to start the 2021 campaign and suffered a knee injury that caused him to miss a month midway through the season. After bouncing back from the injury, Wilson saw his play improve down the final stretch of New York’s slate.

Wilson finished the season passing for 2,334 yards, nine touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. He added 185 yards and four touchdowns on the ground.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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