It's one of those stats that feels outrageous whether you say it out loud or write it out: Kansas City Chiefs tight Travis Kelce now holds the NFL's record for most postseason receptions—ever.
With his 8-yard catch in the second quarter of the Chiefs game against the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game, Kelce officially passed former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver (and Hall of Fame inductee) Jerry Rice.
The Chiefs' tight end is the stuff of legends at this point.
Rice has been, far and away, the NFL's leader in career postseason receptions with 151 for a very long time. He retired after the 2004 season, but what's even more amazing about Rice's original mark is that no one was even close to his final mark. In fact, before Kelce and Julien Edelman entered the picture in the last 15 years, no one else even had over 100—let alone 151.
Kelce now sits alone at the top with 152 and counting with Rice next and Edelman third with 118. Amazingly, Tyreek Hill has 96 catches and sits in the top five as well on this same list—proving just how incredibly productive the Chiefs offense has been in recent years.
As for Kelce, this record is just the latest in a career that has broken one after another on a regular basis. Kelce owns the NFL record for most consecutive 1,000-yard seasons by a tight end with 7 and came up just shy of an eighth season this year. Kelce first set the record after the third season.
In his career, Kelce has reached 9 Pro Bowls and is a 4-time First-Team All-Pro.