The Kansas City Chiefs have hosted two of the most prolific tight ends in NFL history over the last 25 years. First, Hall of Fame pass-catcher Tony Gonzalez took the league by storm from 1997 until his retirement after the 2013 season.
Gonzalez’s departure from Kansas City in 2009 was a controversial moment in Chiefs history, and coincidentally the team would go on to draft his spiritual successor, Travis Kelce, just before the 14-time Pro Bowler retired as a member of the Atlanta Falcons.
Travis Kelce has bypassed Tony Gonzalez as the team’s all-time leader in receiving yards, reaching 10,941 yards in 152 games. It took Gonzalez 191 games in his KC career to put up 10,940. True greatness at that position for two generations in KC. https://t.co/MDPdpcca3x
— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) November 5, 2023
Nobody could have known that Kelce would go on to unseat Gonzalez on Kansas City’s all-time receiving yards leaderboard when the Chiefs drafted the University of Cincinnati product in Andy Reid’s first year as the team’s head coach.
Now years later, Kelce has managed to do the unthinkable by surpassing Gonzalez as Kansas City’s all-time leader in receiving yards after helping the Chiefs win their seventh game of the 2023 season against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.