On Thursday, the NFL tight end market went into a stir after the San Francisco 49ers and George Kittle agreed to a five-year, $75 million extension. Just hours later, the Chiefs and Travis Kelce agreed in principle to a four-year extension. In total, Kelce will remain in Kansas City through the next six seasons.
Over the last seven seasons, Kelce has totaled 6,465 receiving yards and 37 touchdowns on 507 receptions. If he posts 1,000+ receiving yards during the 2020 season, Kelce would pass notable legends such as Heath Miller and Kellen Winslow on the all-time receiving list among tight ends.
The Chiefs, who are coming off their Super Bowl reign, have been gracious enough to grant large salaries to various players on their offense. In September, the team invested in wide receiver Tyreek Hill with a three-year, $45 million extension. Months later, the team granted quarterback Patrick Mahomes a ten-year, $503 million deal; the largest in sports history.