UPDATE: Kelce will get $28 million in guarantees and average $14.3 million per year on his extension.
Full Travis Kelce deal: four-year, $57.25 millon that includes in $28 million in guarantees, per source. https://t.co/uB700FfuvB— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2020
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has signed a 6-year deal, 4-year extension worth “$14-$15 million per year,” per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The Chiefs, coming off a Super Bowl victory, continue to lock up their top talent. They started with Patrick Mahomes, who signed a 10-year deal worth up to $503 million dollars and now Kelce will get his third and most lucrative deal to keep the gang together.
Kelce had two years left on his contract, but Kansas City just watched as their Super Bowl rival’s, the 49ers, signed their stud tight end George Kittle to a record-breaking five-year deal worth up to $75 million with $40 million in guaranteed money. Kelce’s deal hasn’t been fully disclosed, but it is close to Kittle’s on a per year basis.
Kelce has been an elite tight end over the last four years, as he’s topped 83 receptions and 1,000 yards in each of those seasons while averaging almost seven touchdowns per year. In the last two years he’s battled Kittle for tight end supremacy. And despite Kittle beating him out for the single-season tight end receiving yards record, Kelce surpassed him overall in offensive statistics.
Kelce will turn 31 in October, which means his downward trend will likely hit us quicker than we imagine, but the Chiefs wanted to lock his talent in, hoping for a run of Super Bowl berths with this core group of players.