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Packers Tight End Details His Conversations With Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday against Tampa Bay.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Sunday against Tampa Bay.

Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan considers himself a good friend to Aaron Rodgers. The two have talked often throughout the offseason.

However, Tonyan admitted on Friday that they haven’t gotten into the business side of things.

“That’s not a part of our friendship. We just leave that to the businessmen,” Tonyan said on the Rich Eisen Show. “… Aaron’s been the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers for 16 years. I’ve been the tight end for four years. I think that’s above my pay grade. I don’t want to talk for him and all that stuff. That’s just a business thing. I’m just going to continue to get better and play tight end for the Green Bay Packers. If, when or whatever happens and Aaron comes back, I’m ready, and there’s no gray area with

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Travis Kelce is the best tight end in football. Just ask any NFL player.

In college, Brate had chosen Rob Gronkowski, who became his teammate this past offseason, for that kind of close review. Then Gronkowski’s body started to betray him, and his skills diminished.

“Once I got into the NFL, he was no longer my favorite tight end,” Brate said this week. “It was Travis Kelce.”

As he prepares for his second Super Bowl after catching a touchdown in last year’s game, Kelce occupies a rarefied place in the NFL’s ecosystem. He has become the engine of the Chiefs’ relentless offense, both bulldozer and security blanket for Patrick Mahomes. In the AFC championship game, he caught a championship-game record 13 passes, two for touchdowns. The only thing in Kansas City more certain to satisfy than burnt ends at Q39 is Kelce on third down.

Provided room to operate across the middle by Tyreek Hill’s explosive speed on the outside, playing in an era

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