Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce was recently named the fifth-best player on the 2022-23 NFL Top 100 list. Kelce earned his high ranking after a fantastic 2022 season.
Star Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill signed with the Dolphins, so Kelce had to take his game to the next level. Kelce had one of his best seasons and continued to build chemistry with Patrick Mahomes. Kelce posted 1,338 receiving yards and scored 12 receiving touchdowns. Kelce posted a career-best 110 catches and dominated all season.
The 2022 season was Kelce’s seventh with 1,000 receiving yards. Kelce hasn’t finished with less than 800 yards since 2014. Kelce has accumulated numerous accolades during his career. Kelce is a two-time Super Bowl champion and has been first-team All-Pro four times. Kelce has also been named second-team All-Pro three times.
Kelce is the best tight end in the NFL and a dominant weapon. Kelce can beat man, zone and combo coverages. Cornerbacks, safeties and linebackers have struggled to guard Kelce because of his elite route running. Check out this video if you want to see his route running.
Kansas City Chiefs Offense
There are still question marks about Kansas City’s other weapons outside of Kelce. There’s a narrative that Travis Kelce is the only weapon the Chiefs have on offense. I have constantly heard, “The Chiefs don’t have anyone outside of Kelce.” The narrative is bogus. Despite Kelce being the “so-called” lone weapon defenses can’t cover him. Kelce has made big plays during the season and in the postseason. Kelce scored game-winning touchdowns and helped Kansas City keep the chains moving. If Kelce is Kanas City’s only weapon defenses should limit his impact on the game.
The narrative is also bogus because of Kansas City’s offensive production. Sans Tyreek Hill, Kansas City had the best offense in the NFL last season. Kansas City recorded 413.6 yards per game and scored 29.2 points per game. Last season, Kelce wasn’t the only weapon on the Chiefs offense. Multiple skill players helped Kansas City during the season and the postseason. Wide Receivers Sky Moore and Kadarius Toney scored significant touchdowns to help the Chiefs win the Super Bowl.