The folks at EA Sports have recognized him as such, welcoming him into Madden NFL 24's "99 Club" for the fourth time in his career. Kelce's latest appearance sets the record for most entries into the "99 Club" for a tight end in Madden history.
Kelce is the walking embodiment of consistency, recording 1,000-plus receiving yards in each of his last seven seasons. 2022 marked his fourth All-Pro selection and eight-straight Pro Bowl nod in his 10-year career, and at 33 years old, he isn't showing any signs of slowing down.
Madden's placement of Kelce atop the tight end rankings further confirms his standing as the best in the game at his position. The next closest tight end in the rankings is San Francisco's George Kittle, who received a rating of 96 overall. At 95 overall, Baltimore's Mark Andrews rounds out the trio of 95-or-better tight ends.
Cornerback remains one of the NFL's most important positions, and a few familiar faces lead the group's ratings. New Dolphins cornerback Jalen Ramsey is the best of the bunch at 97 overall, while Green Bay's Jaire Alexander ranks second at 95 overall.
The next generation will emphatically enter the elite class in Madden NFL 24, with Denver's Patrick Surtain II (94 overall) and reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year Sauce Gardner (93 overall) joining the top four.
The full top 10 lists of tight ends and cornerbacks can be found below: