Former 49ers Tight End Picks Travis Kelce Over George Kittle
By Larry Rupp
One debate that seems to be never-ending in today's NFL landscape is whether Travis Kelce or George Kittle is the best tight end in the game.
Well, former San Francisco 49ers tight end Wesley Walls recently shared his opinion and stated he prefers the Kansas City Chief in this battle.
There is no wrong answer here, but Walls' loyalty should definitely come into question. The five-time Pro Bowler and former All-Pro TE spent his first four seasons with the 49ers, but only really came into his own when he joined the New Orleans Saints before the start of the 1994 NFL season.
“I would take Kelce, no offense to George Kittle. I still love the 49ers, but what Kelce does best is the perfect combination with Patrick Mahomes."- Wesley Walls
Kelce has been a dominant tight end ever since being drafted back in 2013 and ranked No. 1 at the position last year posting a career-high 1,416 receiving yards. Overall, he hauled in 105 of his 145 targets and scored 11 touchdowns as well. There seems to be no slowing down this three-time All-Pro weapon.
On the other hand, Kittle has performed well since he was the 49ers fifth-round pick in 2017. The two-time Pro Bowler only played in eight games during the 2020 season, but Kittle has racked up 1,687 yards and 7 touchdowns over the last two years. He averages an impressive 13.6 yards per reception in his career.
Both of these players are anticipated to have huge seasons next fall and the debate is sure to live on for years. However, add another tally on Kelce's side for now.
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