The Kansas City Chiefs are in the midst of rewriting a lot of the franchise's record books with their current run of sustained success. Tight end Travis Kelce reset one very impressive mark on Sunday by passing Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez for first place on the team's all-time receiving yards list.
While it wasn't a memorable game on paper for Kelce with only three catches for 14 total yards, it was enough to eclipse Gonzalez atop the receiving yards list with 10,941 in his career.
The Chiefs acknowledged the tremendous accomplishment following the game:
So far this season, the Chiefs are leaning on Kelce as much as ever. This season he has 54 catches for 583 yards and 4 touchdowns despite having already missed a game in Week 1 against the Detroit Lions in which he had a bone bruise. Kelce is currently well on his way to an eighth consecutive 1,000-yard receiving, which would further a record he already owns among NFL tight ends.
Gonzalez, who had an illustrious career with the Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons, is widely regarded as one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history. He was a 14-time Pro Bowler, known for his exceptional athleticism and strong hands—a player who revolutionized the position to new levels before Kelce did the same in the next generation. Gonzalez set numerous records for the tight end position during his career, demonstrating longevity and consistency over a 17-year career.
Kelce, who recently turned 34 years old, is in the midst of his 11th NFL season.