Best Tight Ends in NFL History
The Top Ten
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
Didn't even know this was in question...the numbers and records speak for themselves
The single most dominant tight end ever in the game. Look at his yards after catch: he would drag two, sometimes THREE defenders downfield for 5, even 7 yards. And who has more clutch catches in big moments (read: playoff and Super Bowls) than Gronk. No one. Oh yeah, one more thing: how many surgeries? And he just kept on ballin...
Double teamed every play. Nine seasons and five superbowl appearances. Not an accident. More than 50% chance to reach super bowl with him on the team.
Refs allowed him to be mauled by defenders far more than they did Tony Gonzalez.
Will go down as the best of all time for his overall skill in blocking, catching, speed agility and overall just being a beast
Hall of Fame Class of 2011
The greatest tight end ever he could block and catch - Sportstalk23
Should be number one on the list
The defense could light you up back then. Gronkowski is not even Top 5. Shannon Sharpe is the GOAT. Also, listen to his HOF speech. Greatest speech ever.
As a true Dallas Cowboy fan, I have to say Jason Witten will be in the Hall of Fame. I have throughly enjoy watching him play.
I'm a diehard Eagles fan, and I absolutely LOATHE the Cowboys. But I have always respected Jason Witten. The man is one of the toughest and most durable players that I have ever seen in my life, and watching him tear apart my Eagles for 15 years was very frustrating. There are always individual players that you appreciate on the teams you hate. Witten was that guy on the Cowboys. A great player and a rare class act for an organization filled with degenerates and arrogant loud-mouths. He always torched us and made us pissed off with how he always caught crucial third down passes and touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but he earned our respect as a phenomenal football player. I hope to see you one day enshrined in Canton, Jason. Fantastic career and a fantastic human being. - phillysports
I'm a huge fan and he is truly missed on the team. I respect this man so much. Best tight end ever. No one can take your place. Thanks Witten. Go Cowboys
Best all around tight end in the last 15 years. Catch, block and play full back. Only missed one game in 12 years.
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 comment...you old senile bastard!
He made tight ends be recievers how is he not ranked higher?
He should be 2nd or 3rd because of john Mackey
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 higher up 5 or even 4 and I hate the chargers
Antonio gates should be Much higher on the list!
Kellen Winslow sr is the best tight end of all time at ACTUALLY PLAYING THE POSITION. He had a shorter career than the stats guys with 2 strike shortened seasons as well. His stats were also deflated by having to "share" the ball with Charlie Joiner and John Jefferson/Wes Chsndler. Winslow had speed, size, great hands lmp, and was the best route runner of any tight end ever. The best tight end of all time at ACTUALLY PLAYING THE POSITION is Kellen Winslow sr.
Chargers get no love but he's the best
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"The Ghost" Hands down best nickname for a tight end. And was the Snake's right hand man in Super bowl 11.
Would make the catch surrounded by the enemy!
Ghost to the Post!
He was the best
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
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.
He is my favorite tight end and he plays for my favorite team the Seahawks
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.
Probably the toughest tight end. Remember him carrying several defenders into the end zone in the superbowl.
Best all around tight end who played in the NFL, not to be confused with the new NFL, which should go ahead and rename itself the TFL (Tag Football League)!
Lol! But did happen in regular season vs 49ers
No I don't remember that cause it never happened this guy sucks
Best hands most difficult catches for tight end... also tremendous ambassador for game
Rob Gronkowski would have never gotten up if he took some of the hits that Charlie Sanders did back when football was played by men not the game it's become now. One hit like Charlie took in the end zone from Butkus and Gronk would have been done. And Gronkowski's best catch ever isn't even in the top 10 of Charlie's! too bad young people didn't watch football back when it was really football. Just like Brady would have lasted three plays if he got hit the way Johnny Unitas the greatest quarterback who ever lived got hit every single game!
HE SHOULD BE 3
Great tight end
Fastest Tight End In NFL History. Not the best but the fastest no doubt...
Fasted of all time!
He is fast. No question.
He was the best with the hits he delivered.
This player isn't just a tight end he is a wide receiver that has a bigger body and can block I'd have him in the top ten but that's my thoughts
1.how he not have any votes,Antonio gates,Tony Gonzalez,Travis kelce,Jimmy grahm and all them are fat side of the street bums Zachary ertz is the 🐐
He is a pivotal part of the Carolina Panthers offense and considering that they went 15-1, he is pretty good. He's also Cam Newton's favorite target so that puts him in a good position.
He is Cam Newton's favorite target in a season in which the Carolina Panthers went 15-1. Show some love!
Number 2 in best tight ends for me
He held the record for most receiving yards by a tight end in a single season... for almost an hour - SirSheep
Without a doubt the best tight end in football currently.
Best tight end in the league right now.
He was know as "all world" in his time! Should be much higher on the list. He was in an age that tight ends were not used as much as the modern era.
This is a joke from some jack ass
Sucks all you do is put him up because you are eagles fans is an ok player in the league right now but never on the best ever to play! Why did you even add him to the list? You must be joking!
Yes sir ree bob he can do it
Zachary Ertz is better
He can do what? Lose his job to Zach Ertz?
Bad to the bone
Todd is a Hall of Fame candidate as he was one of three tight ends that were dominant in the 80's
Along with Kellen Winslow and Ozzie Newsome. In a run dominated offense by Hall of Famer Marcus Allen. Yet, with QBs such as Marc Wilson...he was able to be a 2 time All Pro and 5 time Pro Bowler. He was sure handed and got the Raiders out of many a jam. He was a Two Time Superbowl Champion.
This list is a joke!
The Greatest of All Time
He was good back in 2012-2017 but now he’s slow but had a good run - RawIsgore
Before Gronk this guy was greatest tight end in Patriots history
Hard as nails
One the best!
He's not that good
Great at Atlanta, did okay in Tennessee and New England too.
My top 3
1. Tony Gonzalez
2. Alge Crumpler
3. Jimmy Graham
Will go down as a top ten chicago bear AND New England Patriot
Can catch 90% of passes thrown to him
He was gay