Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota’s eyes got wider yesterday. At the end of his rookie contract, Mariota can negotiate for a very large payday. Yesterday, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck signed a six year $120 million dollar contract to become the NFL’s highest paid player.
Tight ends are no longer just smaller, more athletic offensive lineman who can block. They're closer to being considered wide receivers in today's NFL, where pass-catching is a must-have trait in order to be a star at the position. And it's not just athleticism that makes the best tight ends great. It's smarts and understanding both blocking concepts and route running. That's why Rob Gronkowski is widely considered to be the best in the game. There's a big drop-off from Gronk to the next closest player, but that's a testament to his greatness, not the lack of talent behind him. Here are the top 10 tight ends in the NFL as we head into the 2016 season. Not only is Rob Gronkowski the best tight