Travis Kelce Reveals His Mount Rushmore of Tight Ends
There are few players as dynamic and likable as Kansas City Chiefs superstar tight end Travis Kelce. Often grouped with the NFL's top wide receivers in terms of stats and metrics, Kelce has nearly redefined the position as a hybrid wide receiver role.
Ten years into his Hall-of-Fame career, he's clearly one of the best to ever do it. Just take a quick look at his 7 Pro Bowl appearances, 3 All-Pro honors and 1 Super Bowl championship.
That's what made a recent exercise he performed so fun. On his podcast, Kelce officially picked his Mount Rushmore of the league's all-time TEs.
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The list includes some newer faces, corresponding with the recent revitalization of the position. Kelce named Kellen Winslow Sr., Tony Gonzalez, Rob Gronkowski and of course, himself.
Winslow Sr. was one of the first prolific pass-catching tight ends. Playing from 1979-1987, the Hall-of-Famer led the league in receptions twice and earned 5 Pro Bowl nods in the process.
Gonzalez highlights this list as arguably the best of all time. He leads all NFL tight ends with 15,127 career receiving yards and 1,325 receptions while ranking second with 111 TDs.
Gronk can also not be ignored in this conversation. Tom Brady's favorite target, Gronkowski tallied the sixth-most receiving yards (9,286), third-most TDs (92) and ranks top-10 in receptions (621) at the position.
And then there's Kelce, who's on his way to surpassing potentially all of them. The Chiefs superstar has already climbed near the top of the league's all-time TE leaderboard and ranks fifth in receiving yards (9,328), sixth in receptions (730) and eighth in TDs (60). He's still going strong, too, as Patrick Mahomes' top weapon following Tyreek Hill's departure.
It's a fun exercise and always interesting to see how the league's stars stack themselves up against some of the all-time greats. Kelce certainly belongs on this Mount Rushmore, so he's 100% correct in putting himself there.
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