Kansas City and tight end Travis Kelce have agreed to extend his current contract. This is reported by various US media in unison.
Accordingly, Kelce will receive an extension for four more contract years. The 30-year-old will receive $57.25 million for this, of which almost $25 million is said to be guaranteed. His current contract in Kansas City was still valid for two seasons.
The Chiefs and Kelce are following the example of George Kittle and the San Francisco 49ers. The NFC champion and tight end also agreed to a contract extension just hours earlier.
Kittle and Kelce are considered the top two tight ends in the league, having met head-to-head in the Super Bowl last season. Kittle’s warranties and average salary on renewal are now slightly higher than Kelce’s.
NFL: Chiefs extend with their superstars
Kelce is the Chiefs’ third star player to sign a contract extension this summer. Previously, Patrick Mahomes (10 years, $450 million) and Chris Jones (four years, $80 million) landed big new deals with the reigning champion.
Kelce is the only tight end in NFL history to have at least 1,000 receiving yards in three straight seasons. Last year, the former third-round pick had 97 catches, 1,229 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns.