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Chiefs Leave No Blank Space With This Superstars Extension

Well, Chiefs Kingdom, the future of the best tight end in football lies here in Kansas City. As reported by Ian Rappaport, the Chiefs and Travis Kelce have agreed to a new two-year, $34.25 million extension that will make him the highest-paid tight end in the NFL. $17 million of that is guaranteed this season and most of next years as well on day three of the new league year in March.


Kelce signed a four-year, $57,250,000 back in 2020 that was due to expire after next season. Now, no blank space is left between Kelce and his future with the Chiefs as they begin their chase for a third consecutive Super Bowl.

Despite a "rough patch" during the regular season, Kelce and the Chiefs triumphed and won it all. Kelce was a key part of that with his nine catches for 93 yards in Super Bowl 59. This new deal shows the Chief's confidence in the veteran tight end to close out his career in red and gold.


Why Travis Kelce Deserves This Deal


The Chiefs are beginning their defense of back-to-back Super Bowls. Kelce has been at the forefront of KC's success over the last five years. In 11 seasons, Kelce has caught 907 passes for 11,328 yards and 74 touchdowns, earning nine Pro Bowl nods and four first-team All-Pro selections. He was named a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's All-Decade Team for the 2010s.


Kelce also put together seven straight seasons of 1,000-plus receiving yards from 2016-2022. He fell just shy of making it eight straight campaigns in 2023 with 93 catches for 984 yards and five touchdowns. Since joining forces with Patrick Mahomes in 2018, the duo has produced three Super Bowls, six AFC West titles (all in a row), and three AFC championships. In that time, Kelce has caught 600 passes for 7,428 yards and 52 touchdowns in the regular season and added 243 receptions for 1,609 yards and 18 touchdowns in the postseason.


Shall I continue? Kelce will retire as arguably the great tight end to catch a football. Canton and his gold jacket await without a single shred of doubt.


Summary


Kelce's new deal is not much above Darren Waller's price tag, but Kelce has proven to be worth all $17 million heading his way in 2024-25. Guaranteed money for a guaranteed All-Pro talent.


With this new extension, this should all but certify that Kelce retires as a Kansas City Chief. With Super Bowl 59 in their sights, the Chiefs and Travis Kelce are set up for a run at an NFL record third-consecutive Super Bowl title.


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