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The Best Arizona Cardinals Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 26, 2019 563 votes 65 voters 2.9k views40 items

List RulesVote up the players who had the most success playing tight end for the Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise’s history. This list of past Cardinals tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars. As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in the offensive schemes of today, one can only imagine what this list could look like in years down the road. No matter what happens in the evolution of this position, these Arizona tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great Arizona Cardinals players such as Jackie Smith, Doug Marsh, and Rob Awalt have gone down as some of the best tight ends in Cardinals franchise history.

So who is the greatest tight end in Arizona Cardinals history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy? Vote below for who you think is the best Arizona Cardinals tight end of all time!

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  • Jackie Smith1

    1963-1977

    Cardinals stats: 198 games played, 480 receptions, 7,918 yards, 40 TDs

  • Jay Novacek2

    1985-1989

    Cardinals stats: 63 games played, 83 receptions, 1,054 yards, 8 TDs

  • Doug Marsh3
    19
    5

    Doug Marsh

    1980-1986

    Cardinals stats: 92 games played, 167 receptions, 2,140 yards, 19 TDs

  • Rob Awalt4
    18
    8

    Rob Awalt

    1987-1989

    Cardinals stats: 44 games played, 114 receptions, 1,340 yards, 10 TDs

  • Freddie Jones5
    16
    8

    Freddie Jones

    2002-2004

    Cardinals stats: 48 games played, 144 receptions, 1,301 yards, 6 TDs

  • Jermaine Gresham6

    2015-2018

    Cardinals stats: 58 games played, 97 receptions, 1,030 yards, 5 TDs

  • Taz Anderson7
    16
    9

    Taz Anderson

    1961-1964

    Cardinals stats: 46 games played, 69 receptions, 1,041 yards, 5 TDs

  • J. V. Cain8
    11
    9

    J. V. Cain

    1974-1977

    Cardinals stats: 55 games played, 76 receptions, 1,014 yards, 9 TDs

  • Darren Fells9

    2014-2016

    Cardinals stats: 38 games played, 40 receptions, 536 yards, 4 TDs

  • Rob Housler10
    13
    13

    Rob Housler

    2011-2014

    Cardinals stats: 55 games played, 105 receptions, 1,133y ards, 1 TD

  • Todd Heap11
    8
    7

    Todd Heap

    2011-2012

    Cardinals stats: 12 games played, 32 receptions, 377 yards, 1 TD

  • Greg LaFleur12
    9
    9

    Greg LaFleur

    1981-1986

    Cardinals stats: 77 games played, 57 receptions, 673 yards, 3 TDs

  • Leonard Pope13

    2006-2008

    Cardinals stats: 42 games played, 48 receptions, 476 yards, 5 TDs

  • Johnny McWilliams14
    5
    4

    Johnny McWilliams

    1996-1999

    Cardinals stats: 59 games played, 51 receptions, 510 yards, 6 TDs

  • Chris Gedney15
    8
    8

    Chris Gedney

    1997-1998, 2000

    Cardinals stats: 45 games played, 55 receptions, 607 yards, 5 TDs

  • Max Boydston16

    1955-1958

    Cardinals stats: 44 games played, 26 receptions, 430 yards, 4 TDs

  • Eric Edwards17
    5
    4

    Eric Edwards

    2004-2005

    Cardinals stats: 32 games played, 17 receptions, 184 yards, 1 TD

  • Walter Reeves18
    5
    4

    Walter Reeves

    1989-1993

    Cardinals stats: 79 games played, 42 receptions, 271 yards, 1 TD

  • Ben Patrick19

    2007-2010

    Cardinals stats: 42 games played, 45 receptions, 446 yards, 4 TDs

  • Derek Ware20
    0
    5

    Derek Ware

    1992-1994

    Cardinals stats: 46 games played, 21 receptions, 229 yards, 1 TD

  • John Carlson21

    2014

    Cardinals stats: 16 games played, 33 receptions, 350 yards, 1 TD

  • Al Chandler22
    0
    5

    Al Chandler

    1978-1979

    Cardinals stats: 19 games played, 21 receptions, 239 yards, 6 TDs

  • Jim McFarland23
    0
    5

    Jim McFarland

    1970-1974

    Cardinals stats: 61 games played, 7 receptions, 64 yards, 2 TDs

  • Jim Dray24
    5
    5

    Jim Dray

    2010-2013, 2017

    Cardinals stats: 56 games played, 33 receptions, 302 yards, 2 TDs

  • Terry Hardy25
    7
    8

    Terry Hardy

    1998-2001

    Cardinals stats: 49 games played, 68 receptions, 461 yards, 3 TDs