The Kansas City Chiefs have a storied history, particularly at the tight end position.
Just how good is Kelce?
Kelce is on pace to break many tight-end records, including one of Gonzalez’s.
Travis Kelce is now up to 9,918 career receiving yards, as he surpassed Tony Gonzalez (9,882) for the most receiving yards by a TE in NFL history within his first 11 seasons.
Of note: this is Kelce's 10th career season and he played a total of 0 offensive snaps as a rookie.
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With 9,918 career receiving yards, Kelce has now passed Gonzalez for most yards by a tight end in a player’s first 11 seasons.
For context, Gonzalez is also the NFL leader in career receiving yards by a tight end, garnering 15,127 total yards in 270 total games.
At his current pace of 71.86 receiving yards per game, Kelce would break Gonzalez’s record in just 72 more games played, which equates to four NFL seasons.
Gonzalez needed to play 270 games to hit that number of 15,127, but Kelce could achieve or break this feat in just 210 games if he keeps at this pace.
Tight End Dominance
Kelce was drafted in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Chiefs.
Since he entered the league, he has already broken many NFL records, including most consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, most receiving yards in a single season, most 100-yard receiving games, and most career postseason receptions by a tight end.
Kelce is simply dominant.
When he is on the field, he imposes his will upon defenders, evading the opposition with his elite route running, and his sure hands.
Kelce is one of the main reasons that the Chiefs are in a near-lock to win the AFC West each year.
The pairing of Kelce and Patrick Mahomes is an elite one and hopes to continue for many years to come.