Patrick Mahomes Reveals His Thoughts on Kansas City Chiefs’ Tight End Core

Published 08/28/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – JANUARY 12: Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs is congratulated by his teammate Travis Kelce #87 after a third quarter touchdown against the Houston Texans in the AFC Divisional playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


The Kansas City Chiefs have a lot to prove in 2021. After being trounced by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, the talks of a Chiefs dynasty has died down.

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But the Chiefs aren’t looking to let one bad game define their destiny. Led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the side is looking to bounce back and make another run for the Super Bowl in 2021.

Sep 10, 2020; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) and tight end Travis Kelce (87) celebrate after a touchdown during the first half against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

A big part of the Chiefs‘ success is their offense. Their dynamic approach to offense incorporates using tight ends to run passing routes to a great extent. Besides having All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce, the side currently has Blake Bell, Noah Gray and Jody Fortson as well. 

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And after all four contributed to plays during the Chiefs’ playoff win against the Minnesota Vikings, Patrick Mahomes said he’s looking forward to utilizing his assets. 

Patrick Mahomes has big hopes for tight ends 

After the game, Patrick Mahomes was asked about his core of tight ends. And it seems the quarterback is definitely happy with what he’s got. 

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“Having those tight ends on the field that can run block and they can catch, and then the offensive line we’ve built here and how they’ve been able to really run the ball, I think it’s going to put defenses in some very tough positions,” Mahomes said.

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Kelce is the shining light in that tight end room. A three-time All-Pro, he broke the all-time league record for most receiving yards by a tight end in a single league season.

“They either have to put a lot of big people on the field to stop the run, or they have to find a way to stop those guys like Noah (Gray), Blake (Bell), Travis (Kelce) and Jody (Fortson) who can all catch the ball like a receiver,” he added.

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The Chiefs are known for blistering offense. If their tight end core can get going, then there might be no stopping them.

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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