Happy 34th birthday to not only the best tight end of all-time but also to the greatest Chiefs player in history.
Travis Kelce's accomplishments and impact on Kansas City are significant and rival any in the storied franchise's history. While Patrick Mahomes will almost certainly go down as the greatest Chief ever, the title for now belongs to Travis.
As the A-list Hollywood star celebrates his sepcial day, let's look at three reasons why Kelce wears the crown in Chiefs Kingdom.
3 Reasons Travis Kelce is the Greatest Chiefs Player Ever
1. His accolades are unmatched
Kelce is the best example of how the NFL has adapted to a new era of pass-catching tight ends. He's essentially a mega-sized wide receiver, with the grace and agility to get by linebackers and the physicality to bully defensive backs.
He's got seven consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, all culminating in a first or second-team All-Pro nod while catching at least 83 catches each year. Until Week 1 vs. Detroit, he hadn't missed a game since his rookie season.
His consistency and dependability are unrivaled across the league and are testaments to Kelce's work ethic and effort, qualities that embody Kansas Citians.
He laps the field when evaluating the tight end position and his resume is on par with the most impactful offensive players in NFL history. With two Super Bowl rings, Kelce is a first-ballot Hall of Famer and a joy to watch on the field.
Kelce's longevity and postseason success give him the nod over other Chiefs greats. He put up numbers with both Alex Smith and Mahomes, showing he's no product of the latter's brilliance.
For his career, Kelce has 831 catches for 10,449 yards and 71 touchdowns. He's been the most exciting pass catcher for a generation of Chiefs fans and will be remembered with the reverence he deserves.
We've seen him grow up with us, and that's another reason he's the greatest Chief ever.