So today I randomly googled "best tight ends of all time" and I found three of the worst rankings of TEs ever. Any list that does not have Jason Witten at 1,2 or maybe with a good argument, 3, is complete bunk. Here are the three lists ranking the best tight ends of all time that I found. http://www.si.com/nfl/photos/2015/12/08/top-10-nfl-tight-ends-all-time In this list, Witten is ranked 8th. http://athlonsports.com/nfl/25-greatest-tight-ends-nfl-history-2016 On this list of 25, Witten is ranked 9th. http://www.cheatsheet.com/sports/10-greatest-nfl-tight-ends-of-all-time.html/?a=viewall And on the worst list of greatest TEs of all time, Witten is not ranked in the top 10. What makes matters even worse are the people that are ranked above Witten. You have names like Ben Coates, Antonio Gates, Kellen Winslow, Shannon Sharpe, Gronkowski, and Mike Ditka ahead of him consistently. The only players that you could make a reasonable argument are better than Witten are John Mackey and Tony Gonzalez (if you consider him a TE) But Ben Coates? I'm not even going to dignify that with a response. Antonio Gates? This one really gets me. You mean the guy that can't block, has been busted for steroids and still has inferior stats than Witten? He's been the #1 receiver in San Diego for a decade and still doesn't match up with Witten. Kellen Winslow? One game doesn't make you better than Witten. He had a great career, but he's no Witten. Shannon Sharpe? Inferior numbers, a mouth that won't quit and an aversion to blocking? Gronkowski? He's great. No doubt. But not yet and not if he can't stay healthy. Gimme Witten. Dave Casper? Todd Christensen? See Ben Coates. Jason Witten ranks first all time in receptions and yards for a TE and third in receiving TDs for a TE. His blocking is great. He's not going to drive anyone off the line, but he's always in great position. He's been an absolute iron man and the consummate teammate. I would by a hypocrite if I bashed other people's list without giving my own, so here's my list of best TEs of all time. 1. Jason Witten 2. John Mackey 3. Rob Gronkowski- The only thing that can stop him from surpassing Witten is injury 4. Ozzie Newsome 5. Mike Ditka 6. Kellen Winslow 7. Shannon Sharpe 8. Antonio Gates- Gets dinged for testing positive for steroids. 9. Dave Casper 10. Jay Novacek *Despite having a TE next to his name on the roster, Tony Gonzalez is not a tight end. If you spent 90% of your career split out, without your hand in the dirt, you're a wide receiver, not a tight end. He's a great receiver though.