Travis Kelce’s four-year, $57 million extension with Chiefs is done

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The Chiefs are tying up their core for the next few years.

The deal with Travis Kelce is done, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports, with the tight end agreeing to a four-year, $57 million extension.

Kelce is entering the fourth year of a five-year contract set to make base salaries of $8 million in 2020 and $7.75 million in 2021. The new deal ties him to the Chiefs for the next six seasons.

The 49ers agreed to make George Kittle the highest-paid tight end in the NFL earlier Thursday, working out a five-year, $75 million extension. Kittle was entering the final year of his rookie deal, due a $2.133 million base salary.

This marks Kelce’s third contract with the Chiefs. He already has made more than $33.1 million.

In seven years, he has made five Pro Bowls and twice has earned All-Pro.

40 responses to “Travis Kelce’s four-year, $57 million extension with Chiefs is done

  1. How does KC keeping paying everyone when most teams seem they can’t afford an extra ball boy? What are they doing?

  2. coachmike327 says:
    August 13, 2020 at 3:27 pm
    How does KC keeping paying everyone when most teams seem they can’t afford an extra ball boy? What are they doing?

    Not kc’s problem other teams cannot manage their Cap.

  3. coachmike327 says:
    August 13, 2020 at 3:27 pm
    How does KC keeping paying everyone when most teams seem they can’t afford an extra ball boy? What are they doing?

    It helps a ton when you have an awesome rookie QB. Don’t QBs account for like 1/4 of cap space or something crazy? Once Mahomes wants to get paid you will start feeling it.

  4. Ya, when Mahomes gets paid KC is going down the tubes… Except that he just got paid… Where have you been?

  5. To be clear; Mahomes, Jones, Watkins, Okafor, and now Kelce have all reworked their contracts and are all very team friendly…

    It’s pretty cool these millionaires are taking a little less to have a better team. I’m not calling for a d word (dynasty) but it at least makes it more plausible with your top players all taking a little less.

    Good to see some players aren’t all about themselves.

  6. If the cap drops next year add the Chiefs to the list of teams that are going to feel the pain.

  7. Check their books when they submit the final roster.

    There is no way they can be under the cap.

  8. jibberator says:
    August 13, 2020 at 3:42 pm
    coachmike327 says:
    August 13, 2020 at 3:27 pm
    How does KC keeping paying everyone when most teams seem they can’t afford an extra ball boy? What are they doing?

    It helps a ton when you have an awesome rookie QB. Don’t QBs account for like 1/4 of cap space or something crazy? Once Mahomes wants to get paid you will start feeling it.

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    Umm, they just paid Mahomes
    and Chris Jones on top of the Fisher, Watkins
    and Mathieu deals, yet somehow they keep pretending to be under the cap.

  9. I wonder how much of all the money on these large Chiefs’ contracts is nothing more than kicking the can down the road rather than “sound cap management”. I suspect they are counting on the big TV contracts to increase the Cap in 2 years.

  10. I love it when a fan base yells “Dynasty” after 1 Super Bowl in how many decades and then says they are unique and their players are great guys and take less for the good of the tear and their contracts are all cap friendly. The bill comes due, it’s just how far down the road you can kick it, but it eventually comes due. I’ll give the Chiefs credit, they see their window is now and are going after it.

  11. So, whats the signing bonus and the Cap hit by year…KC doesn’t have much room for the next 2 years…

  12. freefromwhatyouare says:
    August 13, 2020 at 3:28 pm
    Kelce was like: “Wait, say again what Kittle got?”

    Chiefs: Wrong side of 30.

  13. redclaw1314 says:
    August 13, 2020 at 3:28 pm
    Dynasty

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    Yeah…..so were the Seahawks and the Eagles….

  14. For those asking how can they do this, or assuming they are now over the cap, what part of this being a 4-year extension that doesn’t begin until 2022 don’t you understand? If you look at the Mahomes and Chris Jones contracts, there was minimal signing bonuses paid. So assuming Kelces was similarly structured, this doesn’t add any cap money at all for another 2 years.

  15. Every time an NFL team wins one Super Bowl, the homers start yelling “Dynasty”.

    The Chiefs just won their first Superbowl in the last 50 years. Win 3 in 10 years and you can start the “dynasty” talk.

  16. The Chiefs got themselves a nice 2-3 year window to win again, but you can be as creative as you want with money (pushing the payments in the future, credit card style) sooner than later you will have to pay the big bucks to all those “skill position” players and then it will affect the rest of the team. With ordinary players on both lines the team will stop being a powerhouse.

  17. These contract numbers must make players of old just cringe. They sold insurance and worked at car dealerships in the off season (except for Max McGee of the Green Bay Packers who admitted he drank as his off season workouts). These guys make retirement money in one season. More power to them. Modern owners talk about losing money when in reality it’s just not the same amount of money they were making. If you can get it… GRAB IT. Unfortunately seat licences, beer, swag, parking ect ect will continue to go through the roof in pricing as always.

  18. Kelce got more than Kittle, per year. Don’t get me wrong, Kelce is a great TE, but if I were a team GM and could pick either, I’d take Kittle, no contest.

    Both are great receivers. Kelce might have a small edge there. But when it comes to blocking, it’s not even close. Kittle wins that easily.

  19. Next year will be tight with KC’s cap structure, but, if they can keep this core of guys together, they have the potential to be the next dynasty.

  20. Enough with the dynasty talk. Every fan of every team that wins ONE Super Bowl starts talking dynasty.

    Get back to us when KC has 3 within 10 years. then you can talk dynasty.

  21. He can thank Alex Smith for his success. Smith likes to throw to his TE. In Frisco it was Vernon Davis.

  22. cowboyzcali says:
    August 13, 2020 at 5:49 pm
    See rams. Short window win now dismantle in 2/3 years. Cap is going down not up.

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    You can’t compare the rams to any other team when it comes to contracts and salary caps . They are by far the worst in regards to free agent signings , overpaying vets and trading off or cutting young cheap talented players.

  23. I guess by the contracts the 49er’s don’t see Kittle as that much better than Klece or they’d have given Kittle the HUGE money he was asking for, just $750K/yr isn’t a whole lot of difference!

    Kittle may be the best TE in the NFL but it isn’t by a huge margin, just a little bit.

  24. coachmike327 says:
    August 13, 2020 at 3:27 pm
    How does KC keeping paying everyone when most teams seem they can’t afford an extra ball boy? What are they doing?

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    KC will be so darn top heavy and will not be able to have the meat and potato guys that help win SB’s. They are going to have to draft better than any/everyone the next several years.

    I’m sure they will win 1 more bowl in the next 3-5 years, but that’ll be it.

  25. Chiefs have exactly one more season of window before Mahommey money eats up a huge chunk of their cap. His 2021 number is almost $40m, then $50m+ in 2022. That is not “team friendly” nor is it sustainable.

    They are effectively done if they don’t get back to the bowl this year.

  26. cowboyzcali says:
    August 13, 2020 at 5:49 pm
    See rams. Short window win now dismantle in 2/3 years. Cap is going down not up.
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    Cap going down? that must be why the Boyz aren’t paying Dak. Well…that and fact that he wants Mahomes type money without a ring.

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