Travis Kelce: Guys don’t want to leave what we have in K.C.

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Quarterback Patrick Mahomes was the first key player on the Chiefs to agree to a long-term extension with the team this offseason, but he wasn’t the last.

Defensive tackle Chris Jones got his deal a little more than a week after Mahomes’ deal was done and tight end Travis Kelce made it a trifecta on Thursday. Kelce was signed through the 2021 season and agreed to a four-year, $57 million extension that ties him to the team through the 2025 campaign.

Kelce spoke to reporters on Friday and said that the run of extensions is a sign of how much players want to continue building on what the Chiefs have already accomplished.

“We’ve got great guys in the locker room. . . . great guys in the facility. It’s a fun atmosphere every time you go to work and guys don’t want to leave that,” Kelce said, via Harold R. Kuntz of WDAF.

It’s not always easy for teams to hold onto all of their significant players for an extended period of time, but the Chiefs have managed to get it done and that’s why the word dynasty has been thrown around in Kansas City more than once this offseason.

34 responses to “Travis Kelce: Guys don’t want to leave what we have in K.C.

  1. Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, Kelce, #1 Offense, Good Defense, Super Bowl Champions. Who Would want to leave that?

  2. It’s okay if you are getting these top of the market deals.
    The guys that will be asked to take a pay cut – they may feel different.

    the salary cap always has been, and will continue to be the great equalizer.

  3. Has there ever been an offense more loaded with more speed? That’s a rhetorical question. With a Superbowl in the bag it’s time to go for single season records. Mahomes will throw 70 tds this year. Heard it here first!

  4. kcflake says:
    August 14, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, Kelce, #1 Offense, Good Defense, Super Bowl Champions. Who Would want to leave that?
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    the next player that wants to get paid!

  5. As a Patriots fan, I am jealous of what the Chiefs have and can achieve over the next 10 years.

    Hopefully Cam can make us competitive with them, but we are still missing playmakers on offense like they have with Kelce and Hill.

  6. heydouglass (Football IQ Zero) says:
    August 14, 2020 at 1:20 pm
    Won’t be a problem after the next season, whenever it is played. One year wonders.
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    Yes the Chiefs have been irreverent in the NFL for years… Its a wonder they even made the Playoffs… (Eye Roll)

  7. “It’s a fun atmosphere every time you go to work..”

    You won’t hear that coming out of Foxboro.

  8. As a Broncos fan, I hate the Chiefs with a passion. But I would also stay with them for $57 million, so I’m not sure it’s the “great guys in the facility” that are convincing them to stay….

  9. As a Chiefs fan I hate the Broncos with a passion. Eat your heart out, and by the way enjoy trying to be relevant the next 10 years or so.

  10. Funny how player always say good/optimistic things after they sign big contracts

  11. heydouglass says:
    August 14, 2020 at 1:20 pm
    Won’t be a problem after the next season, whenever it is played. One year wonders.
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    Except that they are currently 2 year “wonders”

  12. Just a friendly reminder boys and girls that Patrick Mahomes holds the NFL record for most touchdowns in a single postseason, now continue to keep safe and have a good day.

  13. The NFL is a business. Kelce should have paid more. He and Hill are the reasons that team goes. Without them, Mahomes is an average QB on an average team.

  14. heydouglass (Football IQ Zero) says:
    August 14, 2020 at 1:20 pm
    Won’t be a problem after the next season, whenever it is played. One year wonders.
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    Yes the Chiefs have been irreverent in the NFL for years… Its a wonder they even made the Playoffs… (Eye Roll)

    Wow, the insecurity of Chiefs fans! Can’t even disagree without altering my screen name, nice job!

  15. NOPE players don’t want to leave KC but starting next season when the cap drops to $175mil or under all of those players who landed the big contracts will be forced to take pay cuts or get cut! NO TEAM that’s paying 3 players 50% of the cap will be able to field a competitive team. A big change in player pay is right around the corner, but this is what happens when things move too far too fast, there are always repercussions!

    And PLEASE stop calling the Chiefs a dynasty, one Lombardi isn’t a dynasty and the dropping cap will have a lot to do with what the Chiefs and every other team is able to do going forward! But the Chiefs will be hit extremely hard with all the huge contracts they’ve handed out and most of the biggest ones were given after they already knew the cap WILL drop next season, how foolish was that?

  16. Insert KC as the latest entry into the always popular “says every player from every team who just won a championship”. Best chemistry ever. Best locker room ever. Best coaching staff ever. Everybody gets along, we all love each other. What’s not to love about this place? We all plan on staying together forever. Right here, for every play of our entire career.

    But they leave Travis, they all leave. Most of them sooner rather than later.

  17. candlestickkid says:
    August 14, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Insert KC as the latest entry into the always popular “says every player from every team who just won a championship”. Best chemistry ever. Best locker room ever. Best coaching staff ever. Everybody gets along, we all love each other. What’s not to love about this place? We all plan on staying together forever. Right here, for every play of our entire career.

    But they leave Travis, they all leave. Most of them sooner rather than later.

    Kelce is on his third contract with the Chiefs. Mahomes just signed the biggest extension in NFL history. LDT, Harrison Butker, Chris Jones, Dan Sorensen, and Tyreek Hill are on their second contracts while Anthony Sherman and Andy Reid have been with the team for 8 full seasons to date.

    The Chiefs have also acquired several great players via free agency and trade like Frank Clark, Sammy Watkins (restructured in 2020) and Tyrann Matheiu while continuing to draft immediately productive players in Juan Thornhill, Derrick Nnadi and Mecole Hardman.

    I don’t think the Chiefs are going to lose a good to great players any time soon unless they don’t just don’t want that player to return.

  18. The Chiefs should have been back to back champs. Had Dee Ford figured out what side of the ball to line up one, they beat the Pats in the AFC Championship. Then I think it is safe to say that they beat the Rams with as inept as the Rams looked. Last year they were a force. They played without Tyreek for 4 games, Williams only started 6 games, Watkins missed 2 games, and Mahomes missed 2 games and wasn’t himself for about 4 games total. Their defense didn’t really gel until the 3rd quarter of the season. If they stay healthy, there is no offense in the NFL that can keep up with their 30 points a game. They lost virtually no one on defense. With the shortened camps, that continuity is going to be key and with CEH in the lineup, this team is set up for something special for the next decade. Next year may be rough though with the cap though.

  19. Steve Cunningham says:
    August 14, 2020 at 7:17 pm
    NOPE players don’t want to leave KC but starting next season when the cap drops to $175mil or under all of those players who landed the big contracts will be forced to take pay cuts or get cut! NO TEAM that’s paying 3 players 50% of the cap will be able to field a competitive team. A big change in player pay is right around the corner, but this is what happens when things move too far too fast, there are always repercussions!

    And PLEASE stop calling the Chiefs a dynasty, one Lombardi isn’t a dynasty and the dropping cap will have a lot to do with what the Chiefs and every other team is able to do going forward! But the Chiefs will be hit extremely hard with all the huge contracts they’ve handed out and most of the biggest ones were given after they already knew the cap WILL drop next season, how foolish was that?

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    You assume a lot here. Like you seem to believe the Chiefs are going into this blind to the possible reduced cap. Ever heard of contingencies in contracts? The guy re-upped all those great players starting from a position of $139 under the cap. Some might say he has a pretty good idea of what he’s doing.

    Finally, no one called the Chiefs a dynasty. Many believe that they could be building one. They do have the goods.

  20. If you think the players are having fun, how do you think Andy Reid is feeling? He always had to out-coach his opponents because he never had a great QB. He’s had some decent QB’s but they’d always lose to the teams with the better QB’s. Now Andy has the best QB and I doubt he’s going to walk away while Mahomes is in his prime. This is going to be a dynasty as long as Mahomes stays healthy. Mahomes is still figuring it out, so he’ll get better.

  21. broncocountry says:
    August 14, 2020 at 2:16 pm
    As a Broncos fan, I hate the Chiefs with a passion. But I would also stay with them for $57 million, so I’m not sure it’s the “great guys in the facility” that are convincing them to stay….

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    Fair enough…. but as a former Chiefs season ticket holder from 1989 though 2008… I can only HOPE you have the fortune to endure what I did watching Elway come from behind every freaking game and he owned the Chiefs even in Arrowhead..Patrick Mahomes looks to even the score with Denver fans and I for one have been smiling from ear to ear the last 3 years watching PM do the same thing to Denver. Turn-about and fairplay…. 😉

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