While Mark Andrews closed the gap on Travis Kelce, the resume the Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end has built is hard to overlook and he is still the best tight end in the league. He has made seven straight Pro Bowls, and in six straight years has had at least 80 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards.
As mentioned previously, he holds the record for most receiving yards in a season by a tight end with 1,416 from 2020.
While Kelce is 33 years old and it begs the question of how much longer he might be able to produce at this level, based on his performance last year that drop-off doesn’t seem like it will be this year. In fact, the Chiefs may look to Kelce more than they have in the past with Tyreek Hill no longer on the team and this makes Kelce the top pass catcher for Patrick Mahomes.
The Buffalo Bills know Kelce well and in five regular season games, he has 20 receptions, 234 receiving yards, and four receiving touchdowns. It has been the postseason that the Bills’ defense has struggled against him as he had 13 receptions, 118 receiving yards, and two touchdowns in the AFC Championship Game in 2020 and then this past year in the AFC Divisional Round where he had 8 receptions, 96 receiving yards and one touchdown.
The Buffalo Bills’ defense will certainly be tested in the weeks they are playing these tight ends.