1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
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The unquestioned top tight end in the AFC West is Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce.
Over the course of the past three seasons, Kelce has just gotten better and better, and set a career mark with eight touchdown catches in 2017.
He has two straight seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards, and the numbers he’s putting up make him look more like a number one wide receiver on the stat sheet than a tight end.
Kelce is a mismatch in the passing game and very tough for teams to defend.
At 6’5″ 260 pounds, Kelce runs incredibly well and is a natural athlete. He doesn’t lumber around the field like a lot of tight ends that size. He plays the game like a wide receiver in a tight end’s body.
He is not the most likeable player in the league, but that is part of the reason why Chiefs fans love him so much. Kelce is so good teams have no choice but to hate him, and he knows he is good, which adds even more fuel to the fire.
His personality has provided some entertaining on-field scuffles over the past few seasons, and that’s certainly not going to end anytime soon.
It will take a lot for any player in this division to replace Kelce atop this list after 2018.