In today’s post-Tops Sports list the top five tight ends in the National Football League today. Some of these pass catchers are the only weapon that their quarterback has to rely on while the others are just another piece to a gigantic puzzle.
1. Rob Gronkowski: Patriots
Rob Gronkowski is Patriots quarterback Tom Brady number one option in the passing game right now. He has clearly closed the gap between him and fellow tight end Jimmy Graham of the Seattle Seahawks on who is the best tight end in the game today. Gronkowski holds numerous NFL records and has been to the Pro Bowl on three different occasions.
2. Greg Olsen: Panthers
Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin goes down in the middle of training camp with a season-ending Torn ACL injury. Everyone thought that the Panthers season was over, however; they were wrong. The Panthers are 8-0 right now, which is the best record in the NFC. Tight end Greg Olsen is playing a big part of the Panthers success this season. He has showed up big in some of the most critical moments for the Panthers this season. You can expect even more from Olsen as the second half of the season starts to heat up.
3. Tyler Eifert: Bengals
Another team that is also undefeated right now is the Cincinnati Bengals. Tight end Tyler Eifert is having a Pro Bowl type of season with the Bengals. In last Thursday’s victory over the Browns, Eifert had three touchdown receptions in the beatdown of their crosstown rivals. Those three touchdown receptions give Eifert nine for the season, which also ties a club record for a tight end.
4. Travis Kelce: Chiefs
Travis Kelce has been the constant force in the Chiefs offense over the last two seasons. As of right now, Kelce is 5th in the league among tight ends with 535 receiving yards. If quarterback Alex Smith can establish a legitimate passing connection to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, Kelce would be an even dangerous tight end.
5. Jimmy Graham: Seahawks
He’s not putting up stellar numbers like he was in New Orleans, but Jimmy Graham is still feared around the league as a dangerous red zone threat. Even with the run-heavy Seahawks offense, Graham is 6th behind Travis Kelce with 450 receiving yards. If the Seahawks want to make another deep postseason run, they must get Graham more involved in the passing game.
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