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ESPN: Jason Witten Is NFL's Best TE

Jason Witten nosed out Antonio Gates in ESPN.com's writers poll today of the ten best tight ends in the NFL. Witten finished with 76 votes, one more than Gates. The electorate consisted of the following: John Clayton, Mike Sando, Kevin Seifert, Pat Yasinskas, Tim Graham, Bill Williamson, James Walker, Paul Kuharsky.

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ESPN's rankings:

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1. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
2. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
3. Dallas Clark, Indianapolis Colts
4. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers
5. Chris Cooley, Washington Redskins
6. Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons
7. Kellen Winslow Jr., Tampa Bay
8. Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars
9. Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions
10. Jermichael Finley, Green Bay

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You can throw in your vote here. Among fan voters (aka fantasy football players) Gates holds a healthy 14% lead on Witten.

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The same group will vote on coaches next week. Wade Phillips legacy votes anyone?

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.