Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs Reach Extension

The champions are not done yet as the Kansas City Chiefs and star tight end Travis Kelce have agreed upon a four-year contract extension. The extension is worth $57 million. This is added onto Kelce’s current contract, which has two years left on it.

Travis Kelce Contract Extension

During sevens seasons in the NFL, Kelce has caught 507 passes, gained 6,465 yards and scored 37 touchdowns. His peers recently voted him the eighteenth-best player in the league, according to NFL Network. Since being drafted in the third round out of Cincinnati, Kelce has been a game-changer at the tight end position. He’s also made life easy for quarterback Patrick Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid.

Kelce attended Cleveland Heights High School in Ohio before committing to the University of Cincinnati. In fact, Travis was a high school quarterback, collecting 1,016 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns. 1,523 passing yards on 103-of-198 attempts, with 21 scores and eight interceptions in 2007.

Kelce joined his brother, Jason Kelce, who at the time, was the starting left guard for the Bearcats. After playing in 2008 and 2009, Kelce served a one-year suspension due to a violation of team rules. In his last collegiate season, he had 45 receptions for 722 yards and eight touchdowns. He also earned first-team all-conference honors. In March 2013, Kelce was named winner of the College Football Performance Awards Tight End of the Year.

After arriving in Kansas City, Kelce became an instant star. Despite not playing in his rookie year due to a torn ACL, Kelce bounced back to become one of the league’s best at the position. Following the 2016 season, Kelce signed a five-year, $46 million contract extension and was ranked 91st by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.

This past season, Kelce caught 97 passes for 1,229 yards and five touchdowns. In the playoffs, Kelce had 207 yards and four touchdowns including the one that put Kansas City ahead for good in Super Bowl LIV.

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