For the past 12 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Tight End position has only known one name: Tony Gonzalez.
The former Chief now Atlanta Falcon put up last season 96 catches for 1,058 yards of offense.
With last year's team leader in receiving yards gone, the question now is: Who will step up to fill Gonzalez's shoes? Here are some potential wouldbes that could be in that starting role come September.
The former Tennessee player is coming into his second year after seven catches and putting up 63 yards his first year out. Cottam was the only other Tight End to put any yardage for the Chiefs last year.
Like Cottam, Curtis played second at Tight End for the Dallas Cowboys behind the Jason Witten.
Curtis went undrafted out of Portland State played his first two seasons with the Cowboys with 11 catches for 50 yards and three touchdowns.Curtis was signed this past April by the Chiefs .
Drafted in the seventh round from the University of Miami (OH). O'Connell made 46 catches for 453 yards and four touchdowns.
Like O'Connell, Crabtree played the Tight End position at the University of Miami(OH). However Crabtree went undrafted but was signed by the Chiefs in early May. Crabtree during his collegiate time made 30 catches for 265 yards and two touchdowns.
The most seasoned of the group, coming into his sixth season, Ryan has played for teams like the New York Jets, the New Orleans Saints and most recently the San Franciso 49ers.
Ryan was signed back in April. In his tenure, Ryan has accumulated 105 yards of offense off of 12 catches.