Best Tight Ends in NFL History


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1Tony Gonzalez

Holds all Tight End records. Most career yards, touchdowns, and receptions. Enough said.

He is by far the best Tight End of All-Time. No one can stop him he catches as good as Randy Moss. Runs as good as Darrell Green. He is unstopable.

Yup tony is the best tight end ever year I wish he could stay wit the falcons forever #1 FAN

The best of all time!

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2Shannon Sharpe

Hall of Fame Class of 2011

The greatest tight end ever he could block and catch - Sportstalk23

Should be number one on the list

3Rob Gronkowski

I agree Rob Gronkowski is way better than Antonio Gates he should at least be in 4th or 5th place and I'm only 8

Way better then antonio gates

He's by far the best tight end ever, he's 26 and is already the most unstoppable tight end ever.

Best all around

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4Kellen Winslow
5Mike Ditka

How can this legend be 4th you young people don't know what your talking about mike should at least be second because tony Gonzales is pretty good point proven sonnies

6Antonio Gates

I love my chargers and Antonio Gates what a beast when he came out of the gates. A basketball player turned tight end no one had ever heard of that. I think if antonio gates could stay healthy he would be the best tight end of all time hands down.

Second most all time touch downs, come on!

Can catch and block perfectly No question he should be#1

Should be higher just based on stats

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7Jason Witten

Best all around tight end in the last 15 years. Catch, block and play full back. Only missed one game in 12 years.

Best all around tight end in history. There's more to playing the position than catches and yards. Dude is an iron man who played with a broken after just missing one game. Wow.
Can make all the blocks.. Drive, reach, and can set corner for his backs yet has hands and route running that his QB needs.

True professional! One of the greatest!

Best all around tight end ever

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8John Mackey

Mackey should be scond only to Kellen. Look at his stats, year in and year out he was the best. In those days if you did not have injuries you where lucky.

Different era, but this guy was a load. Only one I've seen with running like that is NE's Gronk.

9Ozzie Newsome
10Dave Casper

"The Ghost" Hands down best nickname for a tight end. And was the Snake's right hand man in Super bowl 11.

The Newcomers

?Ben Coates

Before Gronk this guy was greatest tight end in Patriots history

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The Contenders

11Jimmy Graham

The Questions with Graham will be how long can he play and stay healthy and does he keep improving. He was a basketball player who only played 1 year of college football. It took him 1/2 a year to get on the field his first season and he made some great plays. Year 2, he was one of the most dynamic receiving TE's but couldn't block and messed up some routs. Yr 3 he was hurt most of the year but played through it and had a good year. Now in year 4, he appears to be the most unstopable receiving TE in history. He dosn't make rout mistakes anymore and his blocking has improved to mediocre.

12Charlie Sanders

Best hands most difficult catches for tight end... also tremendous ambassador for game

13Mark Bavaro

Probably the toughest tight end. Remember him carrying several defenders into the end zone in the superbowl.

14Jay Novacek
15Vernon Davis

Fastest Tight End In NFL History. Not the best but the fastest no doubt...

Fasted of all time!

16Brent Jones
17Todd Christensen
18Jeremy Shockey
19Russ Francis
20Brent Celek

Yes sir ree bob he can do it

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