Travis Kelce is one of the best players in the NFL. Year in and year out he’s near the top of the league in receptions, yards and touchdowns for a tight end. His size makes him nearly impossible to guard for a cornerback, and his speed makes him nearly impossible to guard for a safety.
While passing the oft-denigrated age/wall of 30 years old, Kelce only seems to be getting better. In 2020 he had a career high in receptions, becoming the first tight end with multiple seasons with 100 catches or more. He also set career highs in receiving yards and touchdowns, breaking the all time receiving record for a tight end and nearly leading receivers of all types.
He’s a special talent. He is consistently Patrick Mahomes favorite target, and he was integral in the Chiefs capturing their first Lombardi Trophy in 50 seasons. With the Chiefs down 24-0 Mahomes and Kelce went to work. Kelce absolutely eviscerated the Houston Texans secondary for 10 catches, 134 receiving yards, and three touchdowns. He was unstoppable, and his connection with Mahomes led to one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.
Kelce was also pivotal in the Super Bowl. He was the recipient of two straight targets in the fourth quarter, one of which he drew a penalty on and one of which he caught a touchdown pass, on a drive that ignited THE greatest comeback in Chiefs history.
When it’s all said and done, Kelce will be an NFL Hall of Famer. He might even be considered by most as the greatest tight end to ever play. Either way, he’s a Chiefs legend and his place on this list is well deserved.