Travis Kelce's First 10 years in the NFL is unlike any other tight end in history.

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Greatness and More to Come from Travis Kelce

When it comes to breaking records in the NFL, Travis Kelce is no stranger. One of the biggest reasons Travis Kelce is going to go down as the best tight end in the NFL is because of his ability to be available for his team; since his injury that placed him on IR in 2013, Kelce has only missed one game, and that was in 2021 due to COVID.

With that availability, combined with his consistent high-level play, Kelce is one of the most dominant players in the league. With that dominance came the following records.

1. Consecutive 1,000 yard seasons

Kelce has recorded 1,000 or more yards in the past seven seasons (2016 -2022)

2. Most 1,000 Yard Seasons

Not only has Kelce been the most consistent tight end, but he also has the most 1,000-yard seasons of all tight ends in NFL history.

3. Receiving yards in a season

In 2020 Travis Kelce during the Chief's Super Bowl run Kelce set the record for the most receiving yards in a season by a tight end. with 1,416 yards. That was not just number one for tight ends but number two overall in the entire NFL in 2020.

4. Most 100 + reception seasons

Travis Kelce holds the record for most 100+ receptions by a tight end, and he achieved this feat in 2018, 2020, 2022.

With all these records, it would be easy to say Travis Kelce is the best Chiefs tight end of all time, right? However, recency bias tells us that Travis Kelce is not just the best Kansas City Chiefs tight end but the best tight end in the NFL. If we turn to the Chief's record book, one record will permanently cement Kelce as the best to tight end to play in the red and gold: the receiving yards record—currently held by the Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez at 10,940 yards. Kelce now has 10,344 yards, meaning in 2023, Kelce only needs 596 yards to pass Gonzalez, which should be a walk in the park if we can expect Kelce to perform at the same level. Now that we have looked at Kelces place in the records book let us turn the page to 2023 and share some expectations for Kelce.