He is the best all-around talent in his position, be it as a receiver or a blocker.
His versatility earned him two All-Pro and three Pro Bowl selections.
Kittle’s best year was in 2018 when he had 1,377 yards and five touchdowns.
But last year, he had his career-high for touchdowns with six, to go with 910 yards.
Aside from constantly working on his game, he is also imparting wisdom to his fellow tight ends through Tight End University.
They saw a gap in the market in the form of not having an activity wherein NFL tight ends can converge and share best practices among themselves.
That absence led to Tight End U which started last year with around 50 players.
This year, attendance increased to 85 players, including the top names at the position.
In this exclusive camp, Kittle turns from player to coach.
— NFL (@NFL) June 25, 2022
In this video, Kittle is sharing proper footwork to maintain balance and power.
Those two elements are essential in creating gaps for running backs or creating separation from defenders during pass plays.
The entire clip boils down to the importance of having a good first step that establishes the succeeding ones.
It’s this knowledge that helped Kittle be an asset in the 49ers’ zone run scheme.
Tight End University Should Expand
Interest for Tight End U will only grow from here and Kittle should decide to open the camp to college tight ends as well.
If the goal is to improve the talent level at the position, that’s a demographic that they must engage.
After all, some of them will enter the league and going through Tight End U will help them perform better in the pros.