By the decade: NFC West tight ends

The 49ers' Vernon Davis stood above all other NFC West tight ends during the first decade of the 2000s.

Davis led all tight ends in receiving yards and touchdowns, counting only stats compiled while players were with teams in the division. Davis also proved to be an outstanding blocker.

Only fellow 49ers tight end Eric Johnson, who played for the team from 2001 to 2006, had more receptions during the decade among NFC West tight ends. Johnson had nine more catches, but Davis had 15 more touchdowns.

I compiled the stats by combining team-specific data from Pro Football Reference (Rams, 49ers, Seahawks and Cardinals). Johnson (192) led 49ers tight ends in receptions during the decade. Freddie Jones (148) was the only Cardinals tight end with more than 48 receptions. Itula Mili (158) and Randy McMichael (84) led the Seahawks and Rams, respectively.