Travis Kelce’s touchdown for the Kansas City Chiefs left many online swooning as he gave his team an early lead Sunday.
If you look back over the years, there have been many quarterback-receiver partnerships that not only gave us some great moments, but also shaped the league as we know it. You think of the likes of Joe Montana and Jerry Rice for the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980s, Troy Aikman and Michael Irvin for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1990s, or the tandem of Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison for the Indianapolis Colts in the 2000s .
All of this lay specifically between a quarterback and his wide receiver, but we’re starting to see the emergence of quarterback and tight end duos in the National Football League. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski got their from their days with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Lamar Jackson and Mark Andrews were impressive for the Baltimore Ravens, while the 49ers got Jimmy Garoppolo and George Kittle to the Montana-Rice combination revive old.
However, there is arguably none that has been as dominant in the NFL in recent years as the one the Kansas City Chiefs developed between Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce.
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Since Mahomes became the Chiefs’ starting quarterback in the 2018 season, Kelce has been one of the best pass catchers in football regardless of position, with four straight 1,000-yard seasons and on track to make it five when he entered today’s Game occurred with the Los Angeles Rams with 855.
During that span, he also finished in the end zone 46 times in the regular season and 11 times in the playoffs. So if the Chiefs ever need to get points on the board, he’ll be one of the first men to call them on, and he did just that against the Rams this afternoon.
If his numbers aren’t impressive enough, then his eye test will confirm just how great he is, as he made Jalen Ramsey, one of the best receivers in the game, reach for nothing as he showed great finesse to get the ball and then the power to bring the ball into the end zone.
Video: Travis Kelce scores the first touchdown for the Kansas City Chiefs:
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Not only did he manage to get the Chiefs on the board, but he also earned him the admiration of many reporters, analysts and former players on social media, who couldn’t help but think how good the play was:
Kelce has put himself in what is considered to be one of the best, maybe the best, positions ever played and with plays like this and how easy he makes it look it’s safe to say how great he is is at his work.
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