The Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly nearing a long-term extension with four-time All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce.
Sources: The #Chiefs are closing in on signing star TE Travis Kelce to a long-term extension – at least 5 years – that keeps him in a KC uniform catching passes from Patrick Mahomes for the foreseeable future. Keeping their best players…
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 13, 2020
The extension is expected to be for at least five years. The report of a new deal comes just hours after San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle reportedly signed a five-year, $75 million extension.
More on George Kittle’s five-year, $75 million extension that ties him to SF six years:
🏈$40 million guaranteed overall, twice that of any other TE.
🏈$30 million guaranteed day one, $12 million more than the previous TE high of Austin Hooper’s $18M.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2020
Kelce is an integral part of a Chiefs offense that is led by superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
The reigning Super Bowl champions have already locked up Mahomes to a massive extension and are now looking to keep his favorite weapons around him as well.
The 30-year-old Kelce caught 97 passes last season for 1,229 yards and five touchdowns.
He has been selected to five Pro Bowls in his seven-year career. For his career, Kelce has caught 507 passes for 6,465 yards and 37 touchdowns.