Travis Kelce moves into tie for fifth place for most receiving TDs by a tight end
Travis Kelce achieved a milestone catch on Monday, although it was overshadowed by the Kansas City Chiefs’ 21-17 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
The tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs caught his 74th career touchdown, tying him for fifth place all time at the position. Kelce’s 4-yard TD catch in the second quarter tied him with Jason Witten.
Kelce’s TD catch was his fifth of the season and 51st of his career from Patrick Mahomes, solidifying their position as one of the best QB-TE tandems in league history. With their latest six-point connection, Mahomes and Kelce tied Drew Brees and Graham for the third-most in NFL history (Tom Brady and Gronkowski are No. 1 with 90 TDs) for a QB-TE tandem.
Kelce, who had seven catches for 44 yards on the night, can take the No. 5 spot all to himself with his next TD reception. He’s currently No. 2 among active tight ends, behind the New Orleans Saints’ Jimmy Graham (fourth all time with 86 TDs). Los Angeles Chargers great Antonio Gates holds the record with 116 career TDs, ahead of Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez (111) and Rob Gronkowski (92).
As an eight-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro, Kelce continues to build his Hall of Fame resume and make his case as perhaps the greatest tight end of all time. The 34-year-old is already in the top four in career receptions and receiving yards for a tight end, holds the record for most 100-yard receiving games for a TE and is on his way to an eighth 1,000-yard season. No other tight end has more than four.
While Monday marked another milestone for Kelce, it was overshadowed by the Chiefs losing their Super Bowl rematch to the Eagles.