Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce lands 4-year extension

Ross Houston
August 14, 2020

Kelce, 30, reportedly agreed to a four-year deal with the Chiefs today, per ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.

Hours after the 49ers and tight end George Kittle agreed to a record-breaking extension, the Chiefs have agreed to a new deal with their own stud TE, Travis Kelce.

It will be interesting to see how close Kelce gets to Kittle's $15 million-per-year mark, given the five-year age difference between the two TEs. With another year at that level of production, Baltimore would be hard-pressed to argue Andrews deserves any less than $14 million a year on his next deal. In two years with Mahomes at the helm, Kelce has generated 2,565 receiving yards and 15 TDs. The five-time Pro Bowler was previously signed through 2021 after inking a five-year extension in 2016.

Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce warms up before the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, MO.

Kelce tallied 97 catches for 1,229 yards and five touchdowns last season.

After playing just one game in his rookie year, Kelce has missed only a single regular-season contest since and has racked up almost 6,500 receiving yards and 37 touchdowns since his sophomore campaign.

Kelce joins his teammates in their newfound rich contracts along with Kittle, his fellow tight end brethren.

The Cincinnati product did not quite match Kittle's $15M average annual value, but he is also four years older than Kittle, is not called upon to block as much and has already earned a boatload of money in his playing career. Emailed daily. Always free!

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