No. 3: The Kansas City Chiefs still have arguably the best tight end in the NFL in Travis Kelce
Are there any tight ends in today’s NFL that happen to be better than Kansas City’s Travis Kelce? It’s a pretty easy argument to make that he is currently the best at his position in the entire league heading into the 2021 season.
Kelce, who has been with the Kansas City Chiefs since the 2013 season, has developed into a remarkable receiving threat who, given his size, is nearly impossible for most defensive backs to stop consistently.
In every regular season dating back to 2016, Kelce has caught over 80 passes and racked up over 1,000 receiving yards. It’s hard to overstate just how good Kelce has been. In his entire career, Kelce has caught 612 passes in the regular season for 7,881 yards and 48 touchdowns.
Of course, 2020 featured Kelce’s best regular season. He played (and started) in 15 games during the regular season, caught a career-high 105 passes which resulted in a career-high 1,416 yards and then a career-high 11 touchdowns.
In 12 playoff games throughout his career, Kelce has caught 83 passes for 992 yards and nine touchdowns.
He’s coming off arguably the best season of his career and, though he’s starting to get a little older at 31, is still one of the best players in the NFL. There’s no doubt that Kelce should have a huge impact on Kansas City’s offense this year.