The Best Tight Ends Of 2022

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Vote up the most best tight ends in 2022.

Who is the best tight end in the NFL in 2022? Tight ends have become an integral piece to a football team's offense. In the past, the best tight ends in the National Football League have mostly served as extra offensive lineman to help with run blocking and an occasional pair of hands to catch a defense off-guard. But the game has changed significantly recent years. Big, athletic, pass catching tight ends have allowed offenses to stretch the field and are an added threat in today's predominantly pass-first NFL. The influx of these players has changed the way defenses prepare for an opposing team and now have to take account players they wouldn't have had to worry about in the past. Who are the best tight ends of 2022? Which 2022 tight ends do you love?

For many years, Rob Gronkowski has been considered the preeminent tight end for his rare combination of pass catching ability and raw power. He was widely looked at as one the greatest tight ends to play the game, but retired in 2022. Gronk's absence leaves the best tight ends mantle up to the likes of Kansas City's Travis Kelce, San Francisco's George Kittle and Las Vegas' Darren Waller. These are three of the top tight ends in 2022, all bigger, faster tight ends who have taken the game by storm.

Vote for the 2022 best tight end in the NFL right now. The definition for who you consider to be the top tight end is open-ended. It can be one of the pass catchers from above or a blocking tight end. No matter what definition you choose, only you can help decide who is the best tight end in football right now.

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  • Travis Kelce

    Travis Kelce

    Tight end
    145 votes
    • Birthplace: Westlake, Ohio, USA
    • Teams: Kansas City Chiefs

    Career Receptions: 704
    Career Receiving Yards: 9006
    Career Touchdowns: 57
    Entering Year: 10

    Travis Michael Kelce (born October 5, 1989) is an American football tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Cincinnati. He is a four-time Pro Bowler, three-time All-Pro. Kelce attended Cleveland Heights High School in his hometown of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where he was a three-sport athlete in football, basketball, and baseball. Excelling at football, he was a three-year letter winner at quarterback for the Tigers, and recognized with All-Lake Erie League honors after totaling 2,539 yards of total offense as a senior.He collected 1,016 yards rushing, including 10 touchdowns and 1,523 passing yards on 103-of-198 attempts, with 21 scores and eight interceptions in 2007.
  • George Kittle
    Tight end
    135 votes
    • Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin
    • Teams: San Franscisco 49ers

    Career Receptions: 335
    Career Receiving Yards:4489
    Career Touchdowns: 20
    Entering Year: 6


    George Krieger Kittle (born October 9, 1993) is an American football tight end for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. In 2018, Kittle set the single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, with 1,377, and earned his first Pro Bowl selection in the process. Kittle was born in Madison, Wisconsin and moved to Iowa at a young age. He attended Iowa City West High School in Iowa City, Iowa, Cedar Falls High School in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Norman High School in Norman, Oklahoma. He committed to the University of Iowa to play college football. His father, Bruce Kittle, also played at Iowa and is a former college football coach.
  • Mark Andrews
    Tight end
    119 votes
    • Birthplace: Scottsdale, Arizona
    • Teams: Baltimore Ravens

    Career Receptions: 263
    Career Receiving Yards: 3466 
    Career Touchdowns: 29
    Entering Year: 5

    Mark Andrews (born September 6, 1996) is an American football tight end for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma. Andrews was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was nine-years old, but has been unhindered by the disease throughout his career. Andrews attended Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. He played wide receiver in high school and had 68 receptions for 1,122 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, 81 receptions for 1,494 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior and 58 receptions for 1,058 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore. He held the Arizona high school record for career receptions, before Kade Warner, the son of Kurt Warner, broke his record. Andrews committed to the University of Oklahoma to play college football.
  • T. J. Hockenson
    108 votes
    • Birthplace: Chariton, Iowa
    • Teams: Detroit Lions

    Career Receptions: 160
    Career Receiving Yards: 1673 
    Career Touchdowns: 12
    Entering Year: 4

    Thomas Hockenson Jr (born July 3, 1997) is an American football tight end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Iowa Hawkeyes. As a redshirt sophomore in 2018, he was awarded the John Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end in college football.
  • Darren Waller
    Tight end
    97 votes
    • Birthplace: Landover, Maryland
    • Teams: Oakland Raiders

    Career Receptions: 270
    Career Receiving Yards: 3184 
    Career Touchdowns: 16
    Entering Year: 8

    Darren Charles Waller (born September 13, 1992) is an American football tight end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia Tech. He is the great-grandson of jazz legend Fats Waller. Darren Waller was born in Landover, Maryland, to Dorian and Charlena Waller. He has a sister, Deanna. He was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Marietta, Georgia. Dorian Waller's great-grandfather was jazz musician Fats Waller. Waller attended and played college football at Georgia Tech.
  • Dallas Goedert
    95 votes
    • Birthplace: Aberdeen, South Dakota
    • Teams: Philadelphia Eagles

    Career Receptions: 193
    Career Receiving Yards: 2295
    Career Touchdowns: 16
    Entering Year: 5

    Dallas Clayton Goedert (born January 3, 1995) is an American football tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at South Dakota State, and was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.