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The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time 

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Updated February 14, 2020 2k votes 368 voters 7.1k views 40 items

List Rules Vote 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
Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 2010-2018

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

2
Ben Coates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 1991-1999

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

3
Aaron Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 2010-2012

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

4
Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 1975-1980, 1988

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

5
Benjamin Watson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 2004-2009

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

6
Martellus Bennett is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 2016-2017

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

7
Christian Fauria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 2002-2005

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

8
Marv Cook is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 1989-1993

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

9
Daniel Graham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 2002-2006

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

10
Lin Dawson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
Lin Dawson

Patriots career: 1981-1990

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

11
Don Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
Don Hasselbeck

Patriots career: 1977-1983

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

12
Jim Whalen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
Jim Whalen

Patriots career: 1965-1969

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

13
Jermaine Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 2000-2001

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

14
Tony Romeo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
Tony Romeo

Patriots career: 1962-1967

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

15
Rod Rutledge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 1998-2001

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

16
Thomas Stephens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
Thomas Stephens

Patriots career: 1960-1964

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

17
Michael Hoomanawanui is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
Michael Hoomanawanui

Patriots career: 2012-2015

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

18
Scott Chandler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
Scott Chandler

Patriots career: 2015

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

19
Bob Windsor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 1972-1975

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

20
Jacob Hollister is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
Jacob Hollister

Patriots career: 2017-2018

Patriots stats: 23 games played, 8 receptions, 94 yards, 0 TDs

21
Derrick Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
Derrick Ramsey

Patriots career: 1983-1985

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

22
Dwayne Allen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 2017-2018

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

23
Tim Wright is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
Tim Wright

Patriots career: 2014

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

24
Kyle Brady is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Patriots career: 2007

Patriots stats: 14 games played, 9 receptions, 70 yards, 2 TDs

25
John Burke is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
John Burke

Patriots career: 1994-1996

Patriots stats: 43 games played, 25 receptions, 241 yards, 0 TDs