Travis Kelce breaks into the top 20 of NFL Top 100 list
For the 5th straight year, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been called to the NFL’s Leading 100 list. On Wednesday night, Kelce became the fifth Chiefs gamer announced through the “The Top 100 Players of 2020” program aired by NFL Network. Kelce can be found in at No. 18 on the list– his highest ranking ever. He was listed 21st in 2019, 24th in 2018, 26th in 2017 and 91st in 2016.
Kelce, 30, played his college ball at the University of Cincinatti before the Chiefs selected him in the third round (63rd overall) of the 2013 NFL draft. After remaining nearly all of his rookie season with a knee injury, in 2014 he led the Chiefs in receiving lawns with 862 on 67 receptions. With the exception of the 2016 season, he has led the team in receptions since, gaining more than 1,000 lawns in each of the last 4 years– becoming the fifth tight end to achieve the task, and the just one to ever do it in four successive seasons.
Along the method, he has been selected for five Pro Bowls and was two times named a first-team All-Pro– most just recently in 2018, when he got 1,336 backyards (and scored 10 goals) on 103 catches.
Over his seven-year Chiefs career, Kelce has generated 6,465 backyards (and scored 37 touchdowns) on 507 receptions. But perhaps more significantly, Kelce has actually grown as an individual– and a leader. Throughout his first five seasons, Kelce was certainly a productive gamer, however was typically disciplined for on-field outbursts.
However before the 2018 season began, Kelce acknowledged that he might end up being a leader in the locker space. “If that’s what we need out of me, yeah, without a doubt,” he stated at the time. “It’s whatever the team needs me to do which’s my kind of concentrate on it.”
Kelce’s brand-new mindset played a considerable function in the team’s success that season, in which brand-new starting quarterback Patrick Mahome was called the NFL MVP, the team came within a play or 2 or making the Super Bowl– and one year later, caused the group’s very first champion in 50 years.