Star TE Travis Kelce Agrees to 2-Year Extension With the Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in 2017
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in 2017. Photo by Chris Szagola/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9254788cx)

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed star tight end Travis Kelce to a new two-year extension. The agreement almost guarantees that Kelce will retire with the franchise he helped win three Super Bowls in the past five years.

Reportedly, Kelce’s extension is worth $34.25 million and makes him the highest-paid tight end in the league. As part of the extension, the veteran will receive a $17 million fully guaranteed salary in 2024, while his salary for 2025 is “mostly guaranteed.”

The Chiefs announced the news on Monday but didn’t disclose the financial terms of the extension.

“Hard to put in words what Travis means to this organization, this city, and he was certainly a priority to adjust his contract for us, and it was something that was important for Clark [Hunt]. So very fitting that Travis [is] now the highest paid tight end in these two years,” said general manager Brett Veach in a statement.

Travis Kelce is already considered one of the best tight ends to ever play. He has nine consecutive Pro Bowl appearances since 2015 while also being named to All-Pro teams seven times. Additionally, he received NFL 2010s All-Decade Team selection and holds a number of records, including most seasons with 1,000 yards receiving by a tight end with seven and most career postseason receptions with 165.

Kelce had a rough season in 2023 by his standards, making 93 catches for 984 yards and five touchdowns. It was the first time he failed to eclipse 1,000 yards receiving since 2015. However, he once again came through in the postseason, being pivotal to the Chiefs’ Super Bowl run by setting the record for most postseason catches with 32 and having 355 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

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