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The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

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 Watson, 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

    381
    57

    Patriots career: 2010-2018

  • 2

    Patriots career: 1991-1999

  • 3

    Russ Francis

    153
    79

    Patriots career: 1975-1980, 1988

  • 4

    Patriots career: 2004-2009, 2019

  • 5

    Aaron Hernandez

    201
    159

    Patriots career: 2010-2012

  • 6

    Lin Dawson

    74
    45

    Patriots career: 1981-1990

  • 7

    Martellus Bennett

    120
    105

    Patriots career: 2016-2017

  • 8

    Patriots career: 2002-2006

  • 9

    Patriots career: 2002-2005

  • 10

    Don Hasselbeck

    59
    46

    Patriots career: 1977-1983

  • 11

    Marv Cook

    63
    52

    Patriots career: 1989-1993

  • 12

    Jermaine Wiggins

    52
    44

    Patriots career: 2000-2001

  • 13

    Jim Whalen

    42
    40

    Patriots career: 1965-1969

  • 14

    Hunter Henry

    10
    0

    Patriots career: 2021

  • 15

    Patriots career: 1972-1975

  • 16

    Michael Hoomanawanui

    39
    53

    Patriots career: 2012-2015

  • 17

    Jonnu Smith

    3
    1

    Patriots career: 2021

  • 18

    Tony Romeo

    25
    34

    Patriots career: 1962-1967

  • 19

    Derrick Ramsey

    28
    41

    Patriots career: 1983-1985

  • 20

    Ryan Izzo

    3
    4

    Patriots career: 2018 - 2020

  • 21

    Rod Rutledge

    19
    29

    Patriots career: 1998-2001

  • 22

    Jacob Hollister

    31
    48

    Patriots career: 2017-2018

  • 23

    Devin Asiasi

    3
    6

    Patriots career: 2020 - 2021

  • 24

    Dalton Keene

    3
    6

    Patriots career: 2020 - 2021

  • 25

    Patriots career: 2006-2008