Travis added another All-Pro tag to his name after another breaking career bests in an already historic career. The Cincinnati alum is one of if not the best Tight End in the NFL. So it’s no wonder, that people would want to know who he thinks is in the upper echelon of NFL Tight Ends.
Kelce ripped through the entire NFL, as he added a 3rd All-Pro tag to his resume. The 6-time Pro-Bowler had a career year, as he caught 105 passes for 1,416 yards despite missing the last game of the season.
Travis Kelce: 1,643 rec. yards this season
Most ever by a TE in the regular & postseason combined 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PxCIBXHtXM
— PFF (@PFF) January 26, 2021
Kelce’s 1,416 yards ranked 2nd among all players in the entire NFL and was the only TE in the top 9 of the list. His reception total also ranked 5th among all players and 2nd among TE’s only to raiders TE Darren Waller.
Travis Kelce named his top 5 NFL TE’s
Travis Kelce, in the absence of injury-riddled George Kittle, was in his own tier of TEs during the 2020 season. However, when asked to name his Top 5 at his position, he left himself off the list.
In a recent interview with Bleacher Report, the All-Pro named George Kittle, Darren Waller, Zach Ertz, Mark Andrews, and Mike Gesicki as the top tight ends in the league.
.@tkelce lists out his top-five TEs 📝
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) May 30, 2021
George Kittle was an All-Pro in 2019 as he led the 49er’s to the Super Bowl and has been the only one to compete with Kelce as the best. Darren Waller turned his career around after back-to-back 1,110+ yard seasons and a Pro Bowl nod in 2020.
George Kittle: highest graded TE in football pic.twitter.com/pjTvhqZCU7
— PFF (@PFF) March 27, 2020
Darren Waller made this look easy all 2020.
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) January 29, 2021
When Healthy, Zach Ertz has proved time and time again that his skill set is elite. Mark Andrews has been pivotal in the heavy-run-based offence up in Baltimore, and still managed to make an impression outside of blocking. And Mike Gesicki proved to be a valuable asset as the Miami Dolphins went 10-6 in 2020.
Kelce and the Chiefs once again are favorites to come out of the AFC and seem to have no holes to fill at any position on the team. But Kelce will turn 32 this year, so it should be very interesting to see if he will once again be able to tear through the league as he has done for the better part of the last decade.