Through 140 career games, no tight end in NFL history has ever been as productive as Travis Kelce. Kelce became the Kansas City Chiefs’ second player in franchise history and the NFL’s sixth tight end to reach 10,000 career receiving yards against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday.
Kelce set two records with a 37-yard reception on the Chiefs’ second drive. Kelce not only reached the career milestone, but he also surpassed 1,000 yards for the seventh straight season.
10,000 career receiving yards for @tkelce!
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— NFL (@NFL) December 11, 2022
Tony Gonzalez, Rob Gronkowski, and Jason Witten each have four 1,000-yard seasons, which ranks second in NFL history, however none have ever had more than two such seasons in a row.
Only 52 players in NFL history have ever received 10,000 yards, and Bud Light made a $10,000 commitment to the Kansas City-based Veterans Community Project in honor of Kelce’s accomplishment.
The newest member of the 10,000-yard receiving club ?@tkelce | #ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/Y9mW5DGffn
— NFL (@NFL) December 12, 2022
Five of Kelce’s seven 1,000-yard seasons have now occurred with Patrick Mahomes at the helm of the Kansas City Chiefs. They have an unique relationship. The combination of Kelce’s intelligence and ability after the catch, as well as Mahomes’ own legendary potential, has produced NFL magic.