“Congrats to My Nephew”: 8X Pro Bowler TE Shows Pure Class as Travis Kelce Passes Him on All Time Record

Published 12/18/2022, 3:30 PM EST

The Kansas City Chiefs TE is on the route to becoming one of the best in the league. A week ago, Travis Kelce achieved the record of becoming the first TE in the history of the NFL to reach 10,000 career receiving yards. And now the 33-year-old hit another impressive mark of passing the legendary Hall of Fame TE, Shannon Sharpe. To congratulate his younger counterpart, the former Denver Broncos tight end Tweeted a message.

The seven-time Pro Bowl selection caught a 12-yard catch from the lead QB, Patrick Mahomes, on the opening drive against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Kelce has now 10,061 career receiving yards. A whole yard more than the eight-time Pro Bowler, Sharpe. 


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The tight end had already taken over Rob Gronkowski when he played against the Los Angeles Chargers. In the game, fans experienced impressive chemistry between him and Mahomes.

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Kelce’s three touchdowns totaled 115 yards on six catches. That marked his 33rd career 100-yard receiving game. This helped him surpass Gronk. 

Fans reacted to Sharpe’s congratulatory tweet for Travis Kelce

The 54-year-old rejoiced over Kelce’s accomplishment and encouraged him to keep doing his best. However, the talk show hosts’ simple and formal Tweet attracted many hilarious responses. 


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A fan commented this because recently Sharpe’s co-host on UNDISPUTED blamed him on-air for being jealous of Tom Brady. Therefore, the fan commented:

This fan remembered the time when Shannon Sharpe used to defeat teams.

Gronkowski is a four-time Super Bowl champion. However, Kelce and Shannon surpass him.

Another fan of Shannon Sharpe said:

This fan said that only truly talented players recognize other talented players.

This fan asked a different question.

According to this fan, Travis Kelce isn’t the best in the league.


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This fan compared Sharpe to the Bucs QB, Tom Brady.


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If Kelce plays like a beast, he can probably surpass Jason Witten (13,046) and Antonio Gates (11,841). However, it will be tough for him to move ahead of Tony Gonzalez (15,127).

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Neha Joshi

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Neha Joshi is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She is currently pursuing her postgraduate degree in English Literature from R.D National College, Mumbai and has also previously worked as a Graduate Intern at Jacobs.

Edited By: Gurjyot Singh Dadial