It takes certain breed of athlete to play tight end, but an even more unique individual to excel at it.
As a hybrid role, tight ends do not always get the recognition they deserve. They certainly are a very important aspect to any football team, though.
Players like Mike Ditka, John Mackey, Shannon Sharpe and plenty of others have all revolutionized the position. Nowadays, the tight end is asked to do so many different things for the offense, and having someone of quality makes a team tick.
Heading into Week 8 of the NFL season, let’s take a look at who is hot and who is not at the tight end spot.