Chiefs news surrounds how the team is close to extending Travis Kelce.
Hours after the news broke that 49ers tight end George Kittle would be receiving an extension worth $75 million over the next five years, it was revealed that the Kansas City Chiefs are close to doing the same with their star tight end Travis Kelce.
Ian Rapoport tweeted out the news and this shouldn’t really come as a shock to anyone, as Kelce has been the best tight end in all of football over the past several years.
As soon as the Kittle extension was announced, the writing was on the wall for the Kansas City Chiefs and Travis Kelce. While giving a 30 year old a five-year deal could be a little risky, Kelce has proven to be worth it, dominating defenders during his six seasons on the field (he missed nearly all of his rookie season).
With Kelce now getting locked up to another large contract, the Chiefs won’t have to worry about the tight end position for awhile.
That being said, they still need to make sure the backup position is taken care of, something they haven’t done a great job of to this point. Kelce is phenomenal, but if anything were to happen that forced him to miss an extended period of time, the Chiefs would be in trouble at the tight end position.
This move also shows that the Chiefs truly do care about keeping their top tier players. Kelce has been one of their best players since the 2014 season and the Chiefs are serious about trying to keep the band together long-term.
This offseason has seen the team ink Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, and Chris Jones to long-term extensions and previously, Tyreek Hill, Frank Clark, and Tyrann Mathieu were given big contracts. Brett Veach is doing a great job of keeping the team together and still having money to do other things.
Travis Kelce is here to stay, Chiefs Kingdom!