The tight end position has five superstars hovering above the crowded field in the NFL. Kansas City’s Travis Kelce, San Francisco’s George Kittle, Baltimore’s Mark Andrews, and Las Vegas’ Darren Waller were joined last season by Atlanta’s Kyle Pitts. Ranked underneath them the position is filled with solid players who could still be enormously important to offenses even if they aren’t game changers.
Whether big red-zone threats, seem stretchers, quarterback security blankets, or even just good blockers, tight ends impact offenses more than most other positions. Doing any of those jobs at a high level can create headaches for defensive coordinators, but ones who can do it all can be nightmares.
The NFC East as a whole has some very productive starters, but where do they rank versus one another? This series is a position-by-position breakdown of what each organization is bringing to the competition and the focus in this edition are the tight ends.