Travis Kelce continues to climb his way up in the record books as he moves ahead of Shannon Sharpe for fourth most receiving yards by a tight end.
Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs has surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Shannon Sharpe for fourth most receiving yards all time by a tight end in NFL history. The special catch came on a 13-yard grab from Mahomes in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Sharpe earned his 9,961 yards in 188 career games. Kelce came into this game just 44 yards behind Sharpe. Kelce passed Sharpe in 139 games, 49 games fewer than Sharpe.
Third on the list is Antonio Gates with 11,841 yards. Prior to today, Kelce needed 1,923 yards to pass Gates. Realistically, Kelce could surpass him at some point during the 2024 season. Second is Jason Witten with 13,046 yards and first is former Chief and Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez with 15,127 yards.
Kelce is already having a memorable season. He came into Week 13 leading the NFL in touchdown catches with 12, two ahead of Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs and Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams.
Last month, Kelce tied the NFL record with Rob Gronkowski for most 100-yard receiving games by a tight end in league history with 32. In Week 12 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Kelce pulled in 115 receiving yards, giving him the NFL record for most 100-yard performances by a tight end. Kelce earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 11 for his monster game against the Chargers. It is the second time he won the Player of the Week award, with his first coming last year, also in Los Angeles against the Chargers.
Kelce is close to surpassing 10,000 career receiving yards as well as achieving his seventh consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season, which would extend Kelce’s NFL record for most 1,000-yard seasons by a tight end in a career.