FOXBORO, Mass. — Patrick Mahomes only can be so diplomatic.
During a conference call with New England media Wednesday, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback was asked where he’d rank Travis Kelce among the NFL’s best tight ends.
Mahomes obviously is aware his Chiefs are about to face the New England Patriots, who employ one of the all-time greats in Rob Gronkowski. But the young QB wasn’t about to pick against his guy.
“On my list, I would rank Kelce the best tight end in football,” Mahomes said. “I know Gronk has been a great tight end for a long time, but I mean, I haven’t gotten to play with Gronk.
“I’ve played with Kelce, and I’ve never seen anyone be able to do the things that he’s done.”
Mahomes apparently has an ally in ESPN’s Booger McFarland, who insisted on…