Top Ten Best Tight Ends of the 2020 NFL SeasonThis season for tight ends, it was Travis Kelce and then everyone else. Actually, a few tight ends had great seasons, some got the recognition they deserve, and others not so much. Here, we are looking at the top ten best tight ends of the 2020 NFL season.
Kelce is a major reason why the Chiefs are in the Super Bowl. If you thought his last few seasons were elite, then you haven't seen this one. He set the NFL record for tight ends with 1,416 yards in a season, and tied the lead for tight ends with 11 touchdowns. Kelce has been insanely good these last few seasons, and with this season, he might actually have a shot at potentially the Hall of Fame. It's probably too early to talk about that, but it is something to note.
Waller has really grown these last two seasons, as he has become one of the top tight ends in the NFL. He had 1,196 yards and 9 touchdowns. Somehow, he wasn't even the best tight end in his division, but is the second best in the league.
I mean, who expected Tonyan to do this before the season? Even I didn't think he would end up as one of the league's best tight ends. Tonyan had 586 yards, and also tied for the tight end lead with 11 touchdowns. He became one of Aaron Rodgers' best and most trusted targets during his third MVP campaign. Tonyan is still young and looks to have a bright future.
After an average at best rookie season, Hockenson skipped a sophomore slump and had a surge. The Lions tight end became a favorite target of Matthew Stafford with Kenny Golladay missing a long time. Hockenson had 723 yards and 6 touchdowns. Maybe the Lions have finally hit on a first round tight end.
Andrews continued to be a security blanket for Lamar Jackson to throw to. His targets only increased with Hayden Hurst being traded and Nick Boyle getting injured. He finished the season with 701 yards and 7 touchdowns. It wasn't on the level of his second season, but it was still a top tight end season.
Gronk isn't what he once was, but he can still get the job done with Tom Brady. He caught 45 passes for 623 yards and 7 touchdowns in his first season back from retirement.
Now this was an unexpected resurgence season. Thomas went through 4 non notable seasons before he finally broke out with the Football Team. The former quarterback caught 72 passes for 670 yards and 6 touchdowns, and was one of the main reasons why Washington barely won the NFC East.
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Gesicki served as a key target for both Ryan Fitzpatrick and Tua Tagovailoa. In a great third season, he had 703 yards and 6 touchdowns.
Henry continues to work his way to getting paid, as the young tight end had a good season. He had 613 yards and 4 touchdowns, as he served as a steady target for rookie quarterback Justin Herbert.
Despite only playing in 8 games, Kittle still had a top ten season for tight ends, which makes you think if he could have rivaled Kelce had he played all 16 games. In half a season, he had 634 yards and 2 touchdowns.