Best Tight Ends in NFL History


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1Tony GonzalezAnthony David Gonzalez is a former American football tight end who played 17 seasons in the National Football League.

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

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

Didn't even know this was in question...the numbers and records speak for themselves

Tony Gonzalez is the best ever I agree #1

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2Rob GronkowskiRobert Paxton Gronkowski, nicknamed "Gronk," is an American football tight end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.

He's a beast now, but he's young, gets hurt, and plays for an already great team, see how he does on a team like the cowboy when Jason Witten has been there, he won't get better results than witten.

He is without a doubt among the top three if not the best because he is Tom Brady's favorite target, and he will easily win more super bowls than any other tight end on this list.

Will go down as the best of all time for his overall skill in blocking, catching, speed agility and overall just being a beast

He's the biggest mismatch in NFL history

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3Shannon Sharpe

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

Should be number one on the list

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4Jason WittenChristopher Jason Witten is an American football tight end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

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 player at his position. He's possibly the most reliable player ever in the game. You can always guarantee that he will catch the ball make the block and he has an eye for the open gaps on the field and always finds how to get open. He's the best

The best and most reliable player at his position. An elite blocker and elite receiver. Can't say the same about Gonzalez.

The guy who could do everything while being everything!

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5Kellen Winslow

Chargers get no love but he's the best

6Mike 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

First learn how to write a old senile bastard!

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7Antonio GatesAntonio Ethan Gates, Jr. is an American football tight end for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League.

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.

He should be higher. He has the second most touchdowns and is amazing.

He should be number three Shannon sharpe should be number seven

Antonio gates should be Much higher on the list!

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8John MackeyJohn Mackey was an American football tight end who played for the Baltimore Colts and the San Diego Chargers.

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.

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9Dave Casper

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

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10Ozzie Newsome

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?Travis KelceTravis Michael Kelce is an American football tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.
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11Jimmy GrahamJimmy Graham is an American football tight end for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

Graham should at least be in the top 5, if not the top 10. He's definitely the best tight end in football right now. Definitely not the best ever though.

Jimmy graham might be the best tight end in football now he a really good wide receiver who's big enough to play the tight end position

He's so good once he gets used to the Seahawks the offense on Seahawks are gonna be a power house

No its Antonio gates

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12Mark Bavaro

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

No I don't remember that cause it never happened this guy sucks

13Charlie Sanders

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

14Jay Novacek
15Vernon DavisVernon Leonard Davis is an American football tight end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

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

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16Todd Christensen
17Jeremy Shockey
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19Heath MillerEarl Heath Miller, Jr., nicknamed "Big Money," is a former American football tight end who spent his entire career with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.
20Russ Francis
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2. John Mackey
3. Kellen Winslow
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