The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 30-27 on Sunday night to extend their winning streak to four games.
Patrick Mahomes threw three touchdowns to tight end Travis Kelce on the night, including two in the fourth quarter capping another second-half comeback win for the Chiefs.
After another legendary performance by the Kansas City duo, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had nothing but high praise for his best friend and tight end.
According to a Pro Football Talk article posted this morning, Mahomes claimed Kelce is "the greatest tight end of all time."
Mahomes continued by explaining what separates Kelce from some of the great tight ends in NFL history:
"He just competes. He’s gonna keep fighting until the very end. When you see that, not only is it impressive for him, but it gets other guys going. Like I said, he’s one of the best if not the best tight end of all time, but he’s coming to work every day to get better. So that shows you, whenever you step in the facility, you’re like, ‘Man, I’ve got to get to work, if this guy is doing that, I have to at least match that.'”
Mahomes' comments certainly say a lot about Kelce - especially given the rich history of the tight end position in Kansas City.
Naming Kelce the best tight end of all time would imply ranking him ahead of Chiefs' legend and 2019 NFL Hall of Fame inductee Tony Gonzalez. A 14-time Pro Bowl selection, Gonzalez currently leads Kelce in both touchdown receptions (76 to 68) and receiving yards (10,940 to 9,861).
Kelce will have a chance to add to his dominant 2022 campaign in Week 12 when Kansas City takes on the Los Angeles Rams.