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The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated February 14, 2020 3.3k votes 458 voters 9.8k 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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    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

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    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

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    Russ Francis is listed (or ranked) 3 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

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    Benjamin Watson is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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    Aaron Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 5 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

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    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

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

    Patriots career: 1981-1990

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

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

    Patriots career: 1977-1983

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

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    Marv Cook is listed (or ranked) 9 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

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    Christian Fauria is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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    Daniel Graham is listed (or ranked) 11 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

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

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

    Patriots career: 1962-1967

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

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    Bob Windsor is listed (or ranked) 15 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

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    Rod Rutledge is listed (or ranked) 16 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

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    Derrick Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
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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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    Dwayne Allen is listed (or ranked) 18 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

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    Thomas Stephens is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
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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 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
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    Tom Beer

    Patriots career: 1970-1972

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

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    Michael Hoomanawanui is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
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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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    Greg Baty is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New England Patriots Tight Ends Of All Time
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    Greg Baty

    Patriots career: 1986-1987

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

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

    Patriots career: 2015

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

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

    Patriots career: 1989-1990

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

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

    Patriots career: 2014

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

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