NFL 3 Stars For Week 5: Tight End's

The tight end position is a unique one in the NFL, as the position requires such unselfishness and versatility, and while there are certainly some elite players at the position around the league, they don't always get the chance they deserve to shine as much as possible. This weekend was a perfect example of this, as there was some incredible performances, while most were just solid, and while there was one historic performances, there were two other names that stood out among the best of the best. 

3. Mark Andrews

Stat line: 8 Catches, 89 Yards, 1 Touchdown.

Outside of Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews has solidified himself as the most consistent tight end in the NFL, and while there were some more spectacular performances over the weekend, he showed why he has become the favourite target of Lamar Jackson. The Ravens beat the division rival Bengals to send their season record to 3-2, and with another solid day from Andrews, this offence continues to get better, and should be tough to slow down as the season rolls on. 

2. Taysom Hill

Stat line: 9 Carries, 112 Yards, 3 Touchdowns, 1/1 Passing, 22 Yards, 1 Touchdown.

This may be the most unorthodox stat line for a tight end in NFL history, as Hill, now listed as a tight end didn't make a single catch, but put together 4 Touchdowns, with 3 of them coming on the ground and 1 through the air. Hill has long been the most versatile player in the NFL, but if he can add some receptions to days like this, he may find himself as one of the most valuable players in the league, as his day was absolutely incredible in every way possible. 

1. Travis Kelce

Stat line: 7 Catches, 25 Yards, 4 Touchdowns.

While Travis Kelce may have not put up the amount of catches or yards as other tight ends over the weekend, but on Monday Night, he did something that's never been done by a tight end in the NFL before, and that's pull in 4 Touchdown catches. The connection between he and Patrick Mahomes is like nothing we've ever seen before from a QB-TE combination outside of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, and if they can continue on like this, the Chiefs could be the team to beat in the AFC in 2022. 

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