Travis Kelce becomes highest-paid tight end with $34M deal

Travis Kelce becomes highest-paid tight end with $34M deal
Published 3 weeks ago on Apr 29, 2024

Travis Kelce Signs Lucrative Contract, Becomes Highest-Paid Tight End in NFL History.

 Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has secured a massive contract extension, solidifying his position as the NFL's highest-paid player at his position. The 34-year-old star inked a two-year, $34 million deal, according to NFL reporter Tom Pelissero.

Pelissero's report on X details the guaranteed money Kelce receives in 2024, with additional incentives vesting year-over-year. This extension keeps Kelce with the Chiefs through the 2027 season, when he will be 38 years old.

The Chiefs organization enthusiastically confirmed Kelce's extension on X, declaring him "the greatest tight end ever" in a social media post. Kelce himself expressed his excitement on the same platform, sporting a Chiefs hat in a video message.

"Back at it again baby!" Kelce exclaimed. "Feels good to be in KC. I remember coming here 12 years ago, man. It's an honor and a pleasure and I can't wait to get after it these next two years but no better than right now. Getting fired up for this year."

Kelce's message to Chiefs fans concluded with a declaration of loyalty: "We're back at it baby. Chiefs forever!"

This news comes as a welcome development for Chiefs Kingdom, with star quarterback Patrick Mahomes also chiming in on social media to congratulate his long-time teammate. "I told yall I'll never let him leave!!" Mahomes wrote. "Congrats my guy!"

Specific details of Kelce's new contract haven't been fully disclosed. However, his previous four-year deal with the Chiefs, worth $57.25 million, was set to expire in 2025. As reported by Fox 4, this previous contract included cap hits of $15.5 million for 2024 and $19.8 million for 2025.

Kelce has been a mainstay for the Chiefs since his draft selection in 2013, contributing to the team's success for over a decade. This contract extension adds another chapter to his illustrious career in Kansas City.

Kelce's financial windfall coincides with recent news regarding his girlfriend, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. Earlier in April, Forbes reported that Swift had officially achieved billionaire status. The record-breaking success of her "Eras Tour" was a significant factor in reaching this milestone, becoming the first tour ever to surpass $1 billion in revenue.

Forbes attributes Swift's billionaire status to a combination of factors, including "earnings from the blockbuster tour, the value of her music catalog and her real estate portfolio."

With Kelce's record-breaking contract and Swift's immense success, this power couple continues to dominate their respective fields.


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