After speaking with defensive coordinators and head coaches about the NFL's most underappreciated offensive players, NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock provided an answer on NFL NOW.
Kelce is second only to Dwayne Bowe in receptions and yards and leads Kansas City with four receiving touchdowns. Per the advanced metrics site Pro Football Focus, Kelce has been the most effective run-after-catch tight end in the league this season.
A former quarterback with only two years of experience at tight end, Kelce is an athletic freak with 4.61 wheels and power-forward size.
Limited to roughly half of the offensive snaps in his first healthy season, Kelce has only scratched the surface of immense potential.
Along with Charles and Smith, he forms the nucleus of the NFL's most unappreciated offense.