The KC Chiefs took on the Cincinnati Bengals last Thursday in their first game of the season and won with a score of 41-39. The high scoring game was fun to watch and it was especially fun to see the younger players getting a chance to shine.
The Chiefs have a few young guys in the tight end position and the preseason will be very important for those few roster spots the team has available.
Kansas City used to have one of the best tight ends in the NFL in Tony Gonzalez, but those days are loooong gone. Last year was a strange year for the Chiefs’ tight ends, as Anthony Fasano was frequently sidelined due to health reasons and rookie at the time Travis Kelce was placed on IR before the 2013 regular season even began.
Third string tight end Sean McGrath stepped up in both of these guys’ absence and helped Alex Smith out in crucial times. McGrath announced his retirement from the NFL last month, which leaves Fasano, Kelce, Demetrius Harris, and Richard Gordon as the tight ends on the KC Chiefs’ roster.
The other night was the first chance these guys had the chance to prove themselves to Chiefs fans, and it’s safe to say that Travis Kelce had the best night out of all of them.
Kelce had a beautiful grab from Chase Daniel that went 69 yards for a touchdown. Not only was the catch beautiful in itself, but Kelce bolted down the field and gave Chiefs fans hope that Kelce could bring back the dependable tight end that Kansas City loves to utilize in their offense.
Fasano and Gordon didn’t have a reception the entire night while Harris had one grab for 30 yards. Harris has a good shot at making the roster due to his size alone.
There’s not too much to take out of one preseason game, but hopefully Fasano can have a catch or two in the next few weeks. He struggled with injuries (and a concussion) last year so keeping him healthy is the most important aspect.
Travis Kelce showed why John Dorsey took him in the third round in 2013’s draft with his incredible 69 yard touchdown reception. Simply amazing.
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