Chiefs news revolves around how the Chiefs now know what an extension for Travis Kelce might look like, thanks to George Kittle’s new deal.
Travis Kelce has been one of the best bargains in all of the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs were smart to lock him up to an extension when they did. That actually might be one of the smartest things John Dorsey did while he was the Chiefs General Manager.
Some things to point out here is that Kittle is much younger than Kelce, as the 49ers tight end is 26 years old and turns 27 in October. Kelce, on the other hand, is 30 years old and will turn 31 in October, so that does need to be mentioned because Father Time does eventually catch up to these players, even someone like Kelce.
The Chiefs will have to decide if Kelce is worth extending for that long because it’d take him to his age 35/36 season and while tight ends can play to that age, they might not be as effective.
The Kansas City Chiefs should give Travis Kelce some kind of extension.
Maybe the extension isn’t for five years, but rather three years. This would take him through his age 33/34 season and could still pay him a decent chunk of change.
Kelce has two years remaining on his initial extension so he’s due for a pay day and this is the best news the former third round pick could have received. He’s proven year after year that he’s the best tight end in the league and now he’s on an incredibly cheap deal despite that notion.
This should make for an interesting few weeks leading up to the season and maybe an extension isn’t given this year due to the recent extensions for Patrick Mahomes and Chris Jones, but Travis Kelce will be in line for a pay raise and George Kittle’s contract set the bar pretty high.
Travis Kelce must be elated right now. He’s about to get another extension in his age 30/31 season. What a life.