Travis Kelce becomes fastest tight end to 8,000 career receiving yards

Chiefs Kingdom is very accustomed to seeing record-setting performances and overall production from tight end Travis Kelce. The K.C. Chiefs struck gold when they drafted him back in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, and the hits just keep coming for the perennial Pro Bowler.

The latest record to fall to Kelce came during Week 2 in the Chiefs visit to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium when Kelce crossed the 8,000 yards receiving mark for his entire career. He became the fastest tight end to do so.

Kelce accomplished the feat in his 113th career game and needed exactly 43 yards to reach the goal. He presently had 43 yards exactly on four catches (on four targets) in a game that has largely featured the Chiefs’ secondary pass catchers given the amount of defensive attention placed on the likes of Kelce and especially wide receiver Tyreek Hill.

Kelce is also the owner of the most consecutive 1,000 yard seasons by a tight end with five, set just last season after Kelce first set the mark with four back in 2020. That sort of consistent high-level production is nearly impossible to do at such a high level, given the parity of the league, injuries, coaching changes and the like.

Kelce now has 622 catches for 8,000 receiving yards and 50 touchdowns in his NFL career.