The Kansas City Chiefs and Travis Kelce have been on an absolute tear for most of the season. While that’s nothing short of their normal dominance that has continued over the last few years, it has now come with rewards for some of their players.
This time around it was Travis Kelce taking in another accomplishment as he set the record for the most receiving yards in a season from a tight end. Kelce broke the 1,400-yard benchmark which slid him into first place on Sunday for the Chiefs against the Atlanta Falcons.
Travis Kelce has broken the NFL record for the most receiving yards in a single season for a tight end. Kelce has 1,400 yards after that reception.
— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) December 27, 2020
Prior to Sunday’s milestone set by the Chiefs’ star tight end, the record was held by San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle. Kittle sat atop the list with 1,377 yards during the 2018 season.
Kelce hasn’t stopped on his list of accomplishments for the Chiefs by breaking Kittle’s record. He also set the record for being the first tight end in NFL history to have multiple seasons in which he had 100-plus catches.
Travis Kelce is the first TE in NFL history with multiple 100+ catch seasons 🔥 pic.twitter.com/tpGQE9WhqZ
— ESPN (@espn) December 27, 2020
Kelce has been a huge piece to the Chiefs’ success so far this season. He’s connected with Patrick Mahomes for more than 10 touchdowns for the season while catching more than 70 percent of his passes for the season as well.
With such efforts, the Chiefs sit atop the AFC West with a 13-1 record. They continued those efforts as they held off a desperate Atlanta Falcons team on Sunday.
Kelce has been nothing short of spectacular against the Falcons. He’s caught 7-of-13 targets as the game entered the final minutes of the fourth quarter. He’s also scored one touchdown from those efforts.
The Chiefs clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC postseason with their 17-14 win over the Falcons. Kansas City gets a wild card bye in the AFC playoffs and home-field advantage in every game they play. Andy Reid’s team will be favored to return to the Super Bowl. Travis Kelce will be a main reason for KC’s status.