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Travis Kelce, Chiefs Agree On Major Two-year Extension

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce celebrating after the 2024 Superbowl
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Superstar TE Travis Kelce has agreed to a contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs, making him the league's highest-paid tight end. Last week, the team broke out the old checkbook to extend head coach Andy Reid, and this move shortly after shows that the dynasty isn't done just yet.

The three-time Super Bowl winner turns 35 next season but has a lot of good football left in the tank.In 2023, Kelce went for 984 yards, 93 receptions, and five touchdowns. As the number one option for the Chiefs in their most recent championship-winning season, it was a no-brainer for the Kansas City front office to lock down their guy.

What Does the Travis Kelce Extension Mean for the Chiefs?

Travis Kelce is one of the greatest tight-ends to ever grace the gridiron. Extending Kelce not only benefits the team in the win column but keeps their generational quarterback Patrick Mahomes happy. The only way the Chiefs were going to let Kelce exit would be through retirement, which is a conversation that was trending this offseason, along with the possible retirement of Andy Reid.

"I'm not playing for anybody else but Big Red. If he calls it quits this year, I'm out of there with him, man. I've got a certain relationship with him." 

Travis Kelce said that he would be out if Reid were to call it a career, mentioned on his New Heights podcast after the video went viral of Kelce bumping Andy Reid on the sideline during the Super Bowl. After the Chiefs extended both Kelce and Reid and made both the highest-paid in their position, those rumors can be put to sleep for good.

With Travis Kelce, Andy Reid, and Chris Jones all returning, the Kansas City Chiefs are primed for a potential three-peat, following the addition of draft combine record breaker Xavier Worthy in this year's draft. The Chiefs currently hold the best odds of winning Superbowl LIX (+550) per DraftKings. Travis Kelce would no doubt be a major part of this, so locking him down was key. If Kansas City were to three-peat, they would be the first team to do it since the 1967 Packers.

While everything in the NFL is ultimately about winning a Super Bowl, this move for the Chiefs means maximizing their window and the prime of Patrick Mahomes. Keeping the core together makes Kansas City a destination for key free agents, showing them the team doesn't plan to stop winning anytime soon.


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