The 26 Greatest Tight Ends in NFL History, Ranked


Throughout the history of the NFL, the position of the tight end has been vital. Once a position more a part of the offensive line than anything else, the tight end can now see as many or more targets than their receiver counterparts. Various tight ends over the years have revolutionized the position, from Shannon Sharpe’s speed to Gronkowski’s ogre-esque physique, making today’s tight ends, like Travis Kelce, all the more exciting. While it would be impossible to do justice to all of the incredible talent at the tight end position that the NFL has seen over the years, here are the top 26 tight ends in NFL history.