Robert Beck

Just like his quarterback Alex Smith, Kelce may be the most consistent tight end in the game.

July 14, 2016

Just like his quarterback Alex Smith, Kelce may be the most consistent tight end in the game. His stat lines from the past two seasons are remarkably similar: 72 catches, 875 yards and five TDs in 2015; 67 catches, 862 yards and five TDS in ’14. Because Kelce is a jack-of-all-trades type—he is an adequate blocker, creates separation with his speed and runs precise routes—it would be interesting to see him in a more explosive offense, but perhaps Reid’s system is the ideal fit. As The MMBQ’s Robert Klemko pointed out, the Chiefs frequently utilize a Y-ISO formation (Kelce on one side of the line of scrimmage, three WRs on the other side) to create mismatches, which has led to sizable production for a conservative offense. Kelce has to improve his hands, though: He has lost five fumbles over the past two seasons.

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