I don't quite get why they are not only saying this but saying it matter-of-factly. He has 2/3rds of the starts (65% of the starts & 62% of the targets) as Gronk and only 1/3rd of the TDs. He's not even on pace for the yardage. It's not like he was playing with a scrub, he was Alex Smith's go to target. Kelce's highest TD season was last year at 8, Gronk had that in 1 less game. Gronk had 50 more yards on almost 20 less targets. The year before last Kelce only had 1 more TD than Gronk and Gronk missed half the year with injuries and only started 6 games. He only had about double Gronk's yardage on 3x the targets. Gronk did that while being plagued with injuries since his 3rd season, and a target of frequent cheap shots to the knees and head. The Patriots offense has been anemic this year while the Chiefs are on a record breaking pace through the first 4 games. Yet still Kelce isn't clearly blowing Gronk out of the water to justify making that statement. Let's see how they stack up after the other 75% of the season is played.