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Chiefs announce contract extension with Travis Kelce

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas City Chiefs jumps over Patrick Chung #23 of the New England Patriots in the first half during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Getty Images

Next season is the last covered by the deal tight end Travis Kelce signed with the Chiefs after being drafted, but it he’ll be sticking around Kansas City longer than one more year.

The Chiefs announced Friday that they have reached agreement on a contract extension with their 2013 third-round pick. They didn’t offer any details about the length or value of the deal at this point, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that it is a five-year pact worth $46 million with $20.5 million in guarantees. That’s a bit more than Zach Ertz got in his recent extension with the Eagles.

“Today we reached an agreement with Travis and his representatives on a contract extension,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said in a statement. “He’s a talented football player that has become an important piece to what we do offensively. Travis is a high-character guy and a leader in our locker room.”

Kelce is currently in Hawaii for this weekend’s Pro Bowl, which is the first time in three NFL seasons that he’s made the trip. Based on his production, it’s not likely to be the last time he’s selected for the game.

Kelce played just one game as a rookie because of a knee injury, but has 139 catches for 1,737 yards and 10 touchdowns over the last two seasons. He added 14 catches and 151 yards in two postseason games this year.

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33 Responses to “Chiefs announce contract extension with Travis Kelce”
  1. edelmanfanclub says: Jan 29, 2016 1:17 PM

    Eifert is next.

  2. milliondollardream2 says: Jan 29, 2016 1:18 PM

    Heck yeah! The Zeus is loose baby!

  3. johnromeo54 says: Jan 29, 2016 1:21 PM

    This AND the announcement of a reality dating show?

    Dude is crushing the game today…

  4. cliffordt says: Jan 29, 2016 1:24 PM

    Sic Baller who fumbles too much.

  5. youdrivemenutseagles says: Jan 29, 2016 1:24 PM

    Reality show: check. Huge contract: check. Famous girlfriend: T.B.A.

  6. collectordude says: Jan 29, 2016 1:26 PM

    Smart move.

  7. llcriticll says: Jan 29, 2016 1:30 PM

    I think he deserves the money, But they do not utilize him nearly as much as they should. hopefully with this new deal they will actually get him the ball more.

  8. Patskrieg says: Jan 29, 2016 1:34 PM

    Must have been that eye popping performance in the divisional playoff game that pushed the envelope.

  9. greg3117 says: Jan 29, 2016 1:38 PM

    “Kelce is currently in Hawaii for this weekend’s Pro Bowl, which is the first time in three NFL seasons that he’s made the trip. Based on his production, it’s not likely to be the last time he’s selected for the game.”
    *******************************************
    Assuming they don’t eliminate that waste of time first.

  10. dedreu400 says: Jan 29, 2016 1:38 PM

    Only a little more than Ertz, somewhere Joe Banner is shaking his head.

  11. valentino8100 says: Jan 29, 2016 1:39 PM

    Needs to change that jersey number to 86 1/2, because he’s not beast enough to be THAT #87.

  12. golfore says: Jan 29, 2016 1:39 PM

    Fumbler who can’t dance…..

  13. doctormantistoboggan says: Jan 29, 2016 1:40 PM

    Meanwhile, Andy Reid is still gameplanning for that last drive against NE.

  14. purpleguy says: Jan 29, 2016 1:40 PM

    Half the KC starting defenders are FAs, you’d think they’d start there.

  15. cjpom664 says: Jan 29, 2016 1:50 PM

    He’s a boss. Helluva dancer too.

  16. justintuckrule says: Jan 29, 2016 1:52 PM

    Keep burning money on the offense so that there’s none left for Berry. We’ll be signing him at 12:00:01 if you don’t have that dude locked by before FA.

  17. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 29, 2016 1:57 PM

    Might be the 2nd best TE in the league after Gronk. Great player

  18. jm91rs says: Jan 29, 2016 2:05 PM

    Go Bearcats!

  19. irish106 says: Jan 29, 2016 2:17 PM

    Wonder what eifert will get ,Gronk eifert Kelce please don’t compare reed too them there are way out of his league ,With gronk pulling out Olsen in super bowl reed still didn’t get in cited too the pro bowl ,There’s a reason why folks .

  20. liontuss says: Jan 29, 2016 2:39 PM

    3rd rounded. And my Leos spent a 1st on a TE would can’t catch OR block. Go Lions!

  21. kcflake says: Jan 29, 2016 2:44 PM

    Congrats Travis. We are happy to have you. Now Please, hold on to the ball. Go Chiefs.

  22. hopethechiefsalwayslose says: Jan 29, 2016 2:46 PM

    Overrated prima Donna!

  23. jvw1982 says: Jan 29, 2016 3:31 PM

    I see the Chiefs have no problem with his dancing in the endzone or his fans……Probably the 2nd best TE in the game, I would only put Gronk ahead of him….smart move by the Chiefs

  24. ojsays says: Jan 29, 2016 3:36 PM

    He’s the best. Just ask him!

  25. bigbenh8tr says: Jan 29, 2016 4:14 PM

    Great, 20 million guaranteed to a guy your coach doesn’t like to throw the ball to

  26. FinFan68 says: Jan 29, 2016 4:17 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    Jan 29, 2016 1:57 PM
    Might be the 2nd best TE in the league after Gronk. Great player
    ~~~~~~~~
    I believe he is. I was so mad when Miami took a scrub CB in the second because I knew Kelce would be gone before they picked again and he was 1st pick in 3rd. When KC picked him I turned off the draft coverage.

  27. joetoronto says: Jan 29, 2016 4:17 PM

    And still no QB.

  28. bigbenh8tr says: Jan 29, 2016 4:22 PM

    1. Gronk
    2. Olsen
    3. Eifert
    4. Graham
    5. Kelce
    6. Ertz

    3-6 are way overpaid. Kelce is very athletic, but he is not a great NFL player.

  29. bigbenh8tr says: Jan 29, 2016 4:24 PM

    Sorry forgot Jordan Cameron. He would be after Eifert

  30. lscratchingthesurface says: Jan 29, 2016 4:26 PM

    He will work hard to improve and build his skills. Some Pats fans have called him Baby Gronk. He can only get better. Good move by Dorsey. Eric Berry Next.

  31. mcquillian says: Jan 29, 2016 5:18 PM

    Patskreig . . .

    Sucks to not be in the SuperBowl huh . . .

  32. headwoundharry says: Jan 31, 2016 4:39 AM

    Now, if we can just extend Fat “What Time Is it?” Andy.

  33. jjackwagon says: Feb 2, 2016 5:02 PM

    joetoronto says:
    Jan 29, 2016 4:17 PM
    And still no QB.

    Higher completion %, better YPA with fewer INTs than your guy. SMDH.

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