Pete Metzelaars - Buffalo Bills
Pete Metzelaars was voted by Bills Mafia in a landslide over all other tight ends. He played with the Buffalo Bills from 1985 to 1994; however, was an original draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks, who selected him in the third round of the 1982 NFL Draft, 75th overall.
He was traded to the Bills in 1985 and became a huge part of what the team was beginning to build in the late 80s. His first season with the Bills was relatively unproductive, producing only 12 receptions and 80 receiving yards, with one touchdown.
His second season was a breakout (and happens to be the year Jim Kelly arrived in town). He went on to catch 49 passes for 485 yards and three touchdowns. His best season was in 1993, when he caught 68 passes on 95 targets and 609 yards, with four touchdowns.
During Metzelaars career with the Bills, he tallied 302 receptions, 2,291 yards with 25 touchdowns. He ranks number one in all three categories in the Bills’ history for tight ends and is top ten among all pass catchers in both receptions and touchdowns.
He retired after the 1997 season, after one season with the Carolina Panthers and two with the Detroit Lions. Overall, he played in the league for 16 years and had 383 receptions and 3,686 yards with 29 touchdowns for his career.