Jacksonville Jaguars: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Kyle Brady, Jacksonville Jaguars
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. TE. (1999-06). Kyle Brady. 23. player. 52

  • 241 receptions for 2,500 yards and 13 touchdowns in Jaguars career
  • 120 career games, 110 starts with Jaguars
  • Second in Jaguars history in receptions, yards, touchdowns for a tight end

Before Marcedes Lewis came into the fold in 2006, Kyle Brady was the greatest tight end in Jaguars history. He came to North Florida in 1999 NFL free agency after spending his first four NFL seasons in the NFL out of Penn State with the New York Jets.

Brady was the former No. 9 overall pick in the 1995 NFL Draft out of Penn State. While he never garnered a Pro Bowl nod at any point of his career, it’s safe to say that he put together his best seasons in Jaguars uniform.

During the 14-2 AFC Championship run in 1999, Brady set new career highs in receptions with 32 for 346 yards. He would back that up with his best statistical season in 2000. Brady doubled his production down in Duval with a whopping 64 grabs for 729 yards and three touchdowns during his second season with the Jaguars.

Overall, Brady would play eight of his 13 professional seasons in Jacksonville. While he wasn’t an elite receiving threat in the red zone with the Jaguars (13 touchdowns), Brady did set the benchmark for what it means to be a good receiving tight end in Jacksonville.

He ended up with 241 receptions for 2,500 yards and 13 touchdowns during his eight years with the Jaguars. Those were all franchise records before the arrival of Lewis in 2006.

Brady would play his final NFL season in 2007 with the juggernaut New England Patriots. However, his team came up a game short of a perfect season, falling to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII.