In a surprising revelation, ESPN’s Shannon Sharpe has unequivocally identified the NFL’s greatest tight end, and it’s none other than the Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce.
Sharpe’s proclamation was made through First Take’s official Instagram account, setting the football world abuzz. What adds a twist to this declaration is Sharpe’s assertion that Travis Kelce’s former teammate, Tyreek Hill, holds the title of the most menacing pass catcher in the league.
Travis Kelce: Shannon Sharpe’s GOAT Tight End
At 34 years of age, Travis Kelce is currently in his 11th season with the Kansas City Chiefs. Throughout his illustrious career, Kelce has amassed a staggering 10,586 receiving yards and 72 touchdowns on 841 receptions, all while donning the Chiefs’ distinctive red and gold.
Notably, he’s well on track to secure his eighth consecutive 1,000-plus yard season, a remarkable feat that stands as an NFL record for tight ends.
Travis Kelce’s journey into the annals of NFL history is undeniable. He stands as only the fifth tight end to cross the 10,000-yard milestone, recently etching his name in the NFL record books by achieving 100 yards in the first half twice within a single season. This particular achievement had eluded tight ends for nearly a quarter of a century before Kelce’s exploits.
When Travis Kelce’s name is uttered today, it resonates with the illustrious ranks of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, a lineage that includes legends like Tony Gonzalez, Rob Gronkowski, Kellen Winslow, Sr., and Antonio Gates.
What’s remarkable is that Shannon Sharpe, a Hall of Famer and legendary Denver Broncos tight end himself, was the pioneer tight end to amass 10,000 receiving yards in his career.
The Speedster Extraordinaire: Tyreek Hill
On the flip side, Tyreek Hill, popularly known as “The Cheetah,” is arguably the NFL’s speediest wide receiver in the present era. Whenever he unleashes his afterburners, defensive backs find themselves left in the dust.
His moniker is well-deserved. It’s worth mentioning that Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill formed an unstoppable duo that propelled the Chiefs to victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV.
Tyreek Hill has transitioned into one of Tua Tagovailoa’s preferred targets since joining the Miami Dolphins. With the likes of De’Von Achane and Raheem Mostert in the mix, the Dolphins have cultivated one of the NFL’s most potent offenses. Their resounding 70-20 dismantling of the Denver Broncos in Week 3 remains etched in recent memory.
The intriguing question that lingers: Could we see a potential showdown between the Chiefs and the Dolphins in the AFC Championship Game? The answer remains a tantalizing mystery, one that NFL enthusiasts eagerly anticipate.