Top 10 Greatest NFL Tight Ends Of All Time

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Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

Witten had a successful career with the Dallas Cowboys, making the playoffs multiple times and earning accolades such as First-Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections.


John Mackey, Baltimore Colts

Mackey was key to the Colts' success in the late 60s and early 70s, with highlights like a 75-yard touchdown catch in Super Bowl V. He is a Hall of Famer and part of the NFL 100 All-Time Team.


Mike Ditka, Chicago Bears

Known as "Iron Mike," Ditka had an impactful career with the Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, and Dallas Cowboys, winning Super Bowl VI and earning All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections.


Kellen Winslow, San Diego Chargers

Winslow, an influential player in the Air Coryell offense, revolutionized the tight end position with his deep-threat style of play and memorable performances like his 13-catch game in the 1981 playoffs.


Ozzie Newsome, Cleveland Browns

Newsome was a bright spot for the Cleveland Browns in the 1980s, earning All-Pro selections and helping the team reach three AFC Championship Games.


Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

Kelce is already considered one of the best tight ends, setting records for most 1,000-yard seasons, most receiving yards in a season, and most 100-catch seasons by a tight end.


Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

Gronkowski, known for his light-hearted personality, was a dominant force on the field, holding the record for most receiving touchdowns by a tight end in a single season and winning multiple Super Bowls.


Shannon Sharpe, Denver Broncos

Sharpe used his mobility and quickness to become a menace against opposing defenses, achieving the first 10,000 receiving yards by a tight end and contributing to three Super Bowl teams.


Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers

Gates' perseverance paid off, as he became one of the best tight ends despite not playing college football, retiring with the most touchdown catches by a tight end and numerous All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections.


Tony Gonzalez, Kansas City Chiefs

Gonzalez, known for his sure hands, holds the all-time records for receptions and receiving yards among tight ends, earning numerous accolades and being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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