Travis Kelce Names His 5 Favorite Tight Ends

The All-Pro lists his five all-time greats at his position

As fans, we all have our favorite players, but who do our favorite players love? We recently had the chance to ask Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce who are the greatest at his position.

 

Kelce recently spoke to Athlon Sports about attending a lucky couple's wedding as part of the NFL's "Experiences of a Lifetime" contest series to celebrate the league's 100th anniversary and the Cleveland native took the time to list his favorite tight ends. But to be clear, this is not a ranking.

 

"You got guys playing in different decades at different times of the game," said Kelce. "The game has changed in terms of rules and how it's played so I would never put this list in order."

 

As a two-time All-Pro, four-time Pro Bowler, and one of the top tight ends in the game currently, it's fair to say Kelce knows what he's talking about. So with those parameters set, here are his five favorites. These men need no introduction.

 

Tony Gonzalez

"A guy who was very consistent over the years that he was playing. The biggest thing about being a great player is that you're consistency shows on film year in and your out."

 

Antonio Gates

"Another guy I've watched since college. He's a Kent State guy and I watched him play basketball [there]."

 

Shannon Sharpe

"Another absolutely unbelievable athlete. The consistency that he put in year in, year out was absolutely unbelievable and the excitement that he played at was pretty high."

 

Ozzie Newsome

"Ozzie was a Cleveland guy and I had a picture of him hanging up in my home when I was a kid from my uncle trying to get his autograph for me and my brother."

 

Rob Gronkowski

"He's up there with those greats and he'll be a future Hall of Famer. No doubt."

 

— Written by Aaron Tallent, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Tallent is a writer whose articles have appeared in The Sweet Science, FOX Sports’ Outkick the Coverage, Liberty Island and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter at @AaronTallent.

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