During a conference call with New England media Wednesday, Patrick Mahomes was asked where he’d rank Travis Kelce among the NFL’s best tight ends.
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback obviously is aware his Chiefs are about to face the New England Patriots, who employ one of the all-time greats in Rob Gronkowski. But the young QB wasn’t about to pick against his guy.
“On my list, I would rank Kelce the best tight end in football,” Mahomes said. “I know Gronk has been a great tight end for a long time, but I mean, I haven’t gotten to play with Gronk. “I’ve played with Kelce, and I’ve never seen anyone be able to do the things that he’s done.”
Mahomes apparently has an ally in ESPN’s Booger McFarland, who insisted on a Week 4 “Monday Night Football” broadcast that Kelce, not Gronkowski, is the NFL’s best tight end.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick also gushed about Kelce in his press conference Wednesday, insisting the 29-year-old is “good at everything.”
“He’s got good speed,” Belichick said. “He’s really good after the catch, hard to tackle, good in space, he’s quick. He’s got good size. He catches the ball well, good balance. He’s a hard guy to defend.”