Last week, the long-awaited “Tight End University” finally took place.
A group of tight ends from around the NFL, led by the Chiefs’ Travis Kelce and 49ers’ George Kittle, got together and worked out. It sounded as if it was a bit of a spin-off of another such group.
Broncos pass rusher Von Miller has held a “pass rush summit” for several years. Evidently two of the NFL’s top tight ends have decided to replicate that and Knox got in on the action and recently he revealed why he wanted to do so.
The reasoning was simple. Some of the best of the biz were there and Knox knew it was a great opportunity to learn.
“I want to get to the point where I am that weapon for our team and Travis (Kelce) is the best in the league right now at what he does,” Knox said via ESPN.
Heading into 2021, the Bills are knocking on the door of a potential Super Bowl bid. Knox is a player that could push Buffalo over the edge if he rounds out his game.
Struggling with drops throughout his career thus far, it could personally be an important season for Knox as well. Earlier this offseason, Buffalo general manager Brandon Beane didn’t exactly give a huge bode of confidence in Knox.
“I thought it was up and down, to be honest with you,” Beane said at his end of season press conference. “Dawson started to get his groove, but it was never where the opposing defense was like, ‘Man, we’ve got to stop their tight ends from going off.’”
Even so, actions speak louder than words and Beane’s roster currently has Knox still as the No. 1 tight end so it appears Knox will get one more chance to prove himself as a true NFL tight end. If Knox doesn’t do so, finding such a tight end might be among Buffalo’s top needs next offseason.
In an attempt to improve, Knox revealed during spring workouts that he’s worked out with a hand-eye coordination specialist along with putting in extra work with quarterback Josh Allen.
We’ll find out next season if such efforts pay off for Knox.