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Chiefs, tight end Travis Kelce agree to a two-year extension

The Kansas City Chiefs front office secured one of the franchise’s greatest players as they agreed to a two-year contract extension with Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce.

According to a social media post from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport on Monday afternoon, Kelce will become the NFL’s highest-paid tight end with the new extension. His long-time agent, Mike Simon of Milk & Honey Sports, reportedly handled the deal. 

“I told y’all I’ll never let him leave!! Congrats, my guy! @tkelce” posted Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes on his X account shortly after the news broke.

The soon-to-be 35-year-old had 93 catches for 984 yards and five touchdowns last season. Kelce was also selected for his ninth consecutive Pro Bowl, proving that he’s getting better with time. He has spent his entire eleven-year career in Kansas City, totaling 907 receptions for 11,328 yards and 74 touchdowns. During his 22 postseason games, he holds NFL records for 165 catches for 1,903 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Details regarding the contract amount haven’t been released, but it is expected that Kelce will be the top earner in his position. The Tight End University co-founder can now focus without questions about his football future.

Chiefs Wire USA Today