The Kansas City Chiefs have re-signed tight end Travis Kelce to a four-year $57 million contract. This comes one day after the 49ers made George Kittle the highest paid tight end in the history of the NFL with a five-year $75 million deal.
The NFL’s Ian Rapoport reported the news via Twitter on Thursday.
The #Chiefs agreed to terms with TE Travis Kelce on a 4-year extension worth between $14M and $15M per year in new money average. Big.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 13, 2020
The Chiefs have dropped a truly massive amount of money this offseason. After winning Super Bowl LIV, Kansas City was completely unafraid to spend as much money as it took to keep their team together for another deep playoff run.
Patrick Mahomes was signed to a 10-year, $500 million-plus contract. They also gave defensive tackle Chris Jones a four-year deal worth $87 million. The Chiefs may be up against the cap in the near future, but their Super Bowl window could not be more wide open.
Depending on the preferred style of play, Kelce is either the first or second best tight end in the entire league. Last season he had 1,229 yards and five touchdowns on 97 receptions. He also racked up four more touchdowns in his three playoff games in 2019.
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