KANSAS CITY – I have always said, if you are a Chiefs fan as of late, there are two things you remember where you were at the time they happened. These are also two things that aren’t Super Bowl 54-related.
The first one, was when Kareem Hunt was released.
I was getting ready to walk into Chesapeake Arena in Oklahoma City, as the Thunder were due to play the Hawks. The second one, when Tyreek Hill got traded; I was coming back from Florida.
Even with the recent departure of Hill, the Chiefs still have one of the best receiver groups in the NFL. While it was surprising, and still hurts on a few levels, the Chiefs are just fine without him. After all, they do have the best tight end in all of football, to go with the best quarterback.
Kelce was named Chiefs’ most valuable non-quarterback by CBS Sports
In a sport dominated by quarterbacks, you have to have guys to throw to. You also need players that will catch those passes. The Chiefs have one that has done it better than anyone else at his position for the last six years now.
Travis Kelce has broken record after record for his position over the last few seasons. Kelce holds the record for the most consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards, at six straight seasons, and hopefully seven after this one. He also holds the record for most receiving yards in a season for a tight end with 1,416.
Here is what Cody Benjamin thinks of the Chiefs Kelce:
“Even before Tyreek Hill’s abrupt departure via trade, Kelce would’ve been a safe choice here. Since Patrick Mahomes‘ emergence in 2018, the Pro Bowl pass-catcher has never been targeted fewer than 130 times. With new names headlining Mahomes’ WR group, Kelce should be an even bigger safety valve for Mahomes in the passing game.”
It is nice for someone other than Mahomes to be recognized by the national media. Obviously, outsiders with think Kelce gets enough love, but fans know that he doesn’t get quite the deserved amount.
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