Kyle Rudolph needs thirteen receiving touchdowns to crack the Top Ten of receiving touchdowns by a Tight End in NFL history.
This is a testament to redzone adeptness, health, and lasting power in the league. And, he’s accomplished this ascendance up the list with five different offensive coordinators–Bill Musgrave, Norv Turner, Pat Shurmur, John DeFilippo, Kevin Stefanski, and then another on the way.
As of now, Rudolph ranks 22nd on the all-time list of receiving touchdown leaders. That dates back 90 years. To name a few, he has more career touchdowns than Mike Ditka, Todd Heap, Mark Bavaro, and Jeremy Shockey.
In 55% of his total seasons, Kyle has surpassed five touchdowns. Keep in mind, that is commendable for a tight end. Tight ends typically don’t put up gaudy receiving touchdown numbers as do wide receivers. The Gronkowskis and Gonzalezes of yesteryear surely do, but they are the esteemed exception. Rudolph’s consistency is therefore noteworthy.