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Zach Wilson is heading to George Kittle's Tight End University this summer

By Kristen Wong
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NY Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will be getting his reps in this summer while also attending university — George Kittle's "Tight End University," to be exact.

Wilson was invited to participate in "TEU," which was founded by San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, and Greg Olsen in 2021 to bring the league's best tight ends together and create a practice ground to hone their craft.

After a successful inception, TEU starts its second year of "classes" at Vanderbilt University from June 22-24.

The Jets' 2021 first-round pick is obviously not a tight end, but Kittle and the others need players to throw them the ball, and that's where Wilson comes in.

Trey Lance, Nick Mullens, and C.J. Beathard are among the quarterbacks currently planning to attend with Kittle still trying to convince Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen to join the event.

NY Jets' Zach Wilson graciously accepts an invitation to attend "Tight End University" in 2022

Former quarterback-turned-tight end Tim Tebow was among those who did not receive an invitation, as Kittle noted that there simply wasn't enough space to invite everybody.

Wilson had apparently planned to be on vacation in Cabo at the time of the event, but Kittle convinced him to cut his trip short.

Now, the Jets quarterback gets an exciting chance to toss the ball around and have a little fun with the NFL's most talented tight ends.

The university is clearly meant for tight ends to develop their skills and learn from one another, but Wilson will also get valuable experience working with some of the best pass-catchers in the league.

In 2022, the Jets themselves boast a strong tight end room consisting of C.J. Uzomah, Tyler Conklin, and rookie Jeremy Ruckert, and Wilson will look to generate chemistry with the much-improved tight end corps this preseason.

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Let's hope Zach Wilson can learn a thing or two at TEU and won't get "schooled" this upcoming season.

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