Chiefs ink Travis Kelce to contract extension, reportedly a five-year deal
The Chiefs and star tight end Travis Kelce agreed to a new contract.
On Friday, the Chiefs announced that they locked up their star tight end with a new contract, though they did not disclose the terms of the deal. Kelce is currently in Hawaii for the 2016 Pro Bowl, which made for a nice photo op.
Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 29, 2016
"Today we reached an agreement with Travis and his representatives on a contract extension," said general manager John Dorsey, per the Chiefs' website. "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."
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter (and later reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport), it's a five-year deal worth $46 million, including just over $20 million in guaranteed money.
Chiefs gave TE Travis Kelce a5-year, $46 million extension that includes $20.017MIL guaranteed that ties him to KC through 2021, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 29, 2016
For his 5-year, $46M extension, #KCChiefs TE Travis Kelce gets a signing bonus just under $10M. Has a max value of $50M.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 29, 2016
That's a well-deserved contract for Kelce, who sits on the second tier of tight ends behind Patriots star Rob Gronkowski. In 2015, Kelce caught 72 passes for 875 yards and five touchdowns, following a stellar first season that saw him record 67 receptions, 862 yards, and five touchdowns.
He's also perfected the art of the touchdown celebration.
The extension caps a surprisingly successful season for the Chiefs, who made the playoffs thanks to a 10-game winning streak, which they extended to 11 games with a postseason win over the Texans.
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