George Kittle is off to an historic start to his career, and after five seasons he’s pushing his way into the top 50 all-time in receiving yards among tight ends. This year he’s poised to vault up that list.
Kittle goes into the season at No. 51 all-time, and only needs 50 yards to get into the top 50. If he matches his best year when he went for 1,377 yards in 2018, he would find himself pushing for the top 20. He’d also get there if he goes for his 17-game average from the last four years.
That’s a dream scenario though and one that’s unlikely to be replicated given the team’s glut of pass-catching weapons compared to what they had in 2018.
His season averages after dealing with a handful of injuries over the last four years would put him at 994 yards and scaring the top 25 all-time.
With a rash of TEs all relatively close between 50 and 30, even a subpar year from Kittle could launch him way up the list. Here are all the players he could realistically pass in 2022: