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The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time  

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

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

1991-1999

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

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

1975-1980, 1988

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

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

2004-2009

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

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

2010-2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

1981-1990

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

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

1962-1967

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

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

1977-1983

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

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

1965-1969

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

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

2000-2001

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

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

2015

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

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

2012-2015

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

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

1960-1964

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

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

1972-1975

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

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

1970-1972

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

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

1983-1985

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

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

1998-2001

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

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

2007

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

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

2017-2018

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

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

2017-2018

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

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

1986-1987

Patriots stats: 21 games played, 52 receptions, 469 yards, 4 TDs