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The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated February 14, 2020 3.8k votes 554 voters 12.7k views40 items

List RulesVote up the players who had the most success playing tight end for the Patriots.

The New England Patriots have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise history. This list of Patriots 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 with the evolution of this position, these Patriots tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great New England Patriots players such as Rob Gronkowski, Ben Coates, and Russ Francis, among the best NFL players of all time, have gone down as some of the best tight ends in New England franchise history.

So who’s the greatest tight end in New England Patriots history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy in New England? Vote below for who you think is the best New England Patriots tight end of all time, then head over and check out the top players in Patriots history.

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  • 1

    Patriots career: 2010-2018

    Patriots stats: 115 games played, 521 receptions, 7,861 yards, 79 TDs

  • 2

    Patriots career: 1991-1999

    Patriots stats: 142 games played, 490 receptions, 5,471 yards, 50 TDs

  • 3

    Patriots career: 1975-1980, 1988

    Patriots stats: 92 games played, 207 receptions, 3,157 yards, 28 TDs

  • 4

    Patriots career: 2004-2009

    Patriots stats: 71 games played, 167 receptions, 2,102 yards, 20 TDs

  • 5

    Patriots career: 2010-2012

    Patriots stats: 38 games played, 175 receptions, 1,956 yards, 18 TDs

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    Lin Dawson

    Patriots career: 1981-1990

    Patriots stats: 105 games played, 117 receptions, 1,233 yards, 8 TDs

  • 7

    Patriots career: 2016-2017

    Patriots stats: 18 games played, 61 receptions, 754 yards, 7 TDs

  • 8

    Patriots career: 2002-2006

    Patriots stats: 63 games played, 120 receptions, 1,393 yards, 17 TDs

  • 9

    Patriots career: 1989-1993

    Patriots stats: 80 games played, 210 receptions, 1,843 yards, 11 TDs

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    Don Hasselbeck

    Patriots career: 1977-1983

    Patriots stats: 86 games played, 99 receptions, 1,444 yards, 15 TDs

  • 11

    Patriots career: 2002-2005

    Patriots stats: 64 games played, 79 receptions, 790 yards, 13 TDs

  • 12

    Patriots career: 2000-2001

    Patriots stats: 20 games played, 30 receptions, 336 yards, 5 TDs

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    Jim Whalen

    Patriots career: 1965-1969

    Patriots stats: 70 games played, 153 receptions, 2,487 yards, 17 TDs

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    Patriots career: 1972-1975

    Patriots stats: 48 games played, 74 receptions, 915 yards, 6 TDs

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    Derrick Ramsey

    Patriots career: 1983-1985

    Patriots stats: 46 games played, 118 receptions, 1,412 yards, 14 TDs

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    Michael Hoomanawanui

    Patriots career: 2012-2015

    Patriots stats: 45 games played, 20 receptions, 289 yards, 1 TD

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    Tony Romeo

    Patriots career: 1962-1967

    Patriots stats: 75 games played, 110 receptions, 1,724 yards, 10 TDs

  • 18

    Patriots career: 1998-2001

    Patriots stats: 63 games played, 27 receptions, 204 yards, 1 TD

  • 19

    Patriots career: 2017-2018

    Patriots stats: 29 games played, 13 receptions, 113 yards, 1 TD

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    Thomas Stephens

    Patriots career: 1960-1964

    Patriots stats: 49 games played, 41 receptions, 506 yards, 5 TDs

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    Tom Beer

    Patriots career: 1970-1972

    Patriots stats: 42 games played, 25 receptions, 381 yards, 3 TDs

  • 22

    Patriots career: 1989-1990

    Patriots stats: 24 games played, 62 receptions, 692 yards, 0 TDs

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    Tim Wright

    Patriots career: 2014

    Patriots stats: 16 games played, 26 receptions, 259 yards, 6 TDs

  • 24

    Patriots career: 2006-2008

    Patriots stats: 32 games played, 21 receptions, 261 yards, 1 TD

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    Scott Chandler

    Patriots career: 2015

    Patriots stats: 15 games played, 23 receptions, 259 yards, 4 TDs