Travis Kelce has enjoyed a tremendous career thus far with the Kansas City Chiefs and the All-Pro says he sees no reason to ever leave, if possible.
If you ask Travis Kelce, he says he never wants to leave Kansas City. The Chiefs tight end talked to reporters before leaving for Miami to participate in Super Bowl LIV activities, and the five-time Pro Bowler said he’d be quite content to finish out his career with the Chiefs.
“I want to play here for my entire career because of the support we get from this city,” he said.
Kelce will find no objections to that sentiment from anyone in Chiefs Kingdom. Unlike some players who hit the wall at the age of 30, Kelce seems to be on a roll that shows no signs of slowing. In fact, Kelce put up his single greatest performance in a game only two weeks ago in a three touchdown showing against the Houston Texans in the Divisional Round of the AFC playoffs.
If not for the presence of the greatest tight end of all time, Tony Gonzalez, in the Chiefs record books, Kelce would already be known as the best in franchise history. Kelce is setting records left and right with each year that he’s playing for Andy Reid with a steady stream of production that is unparalleled in NFL history. Just this year, he became the first tight end to ever post four consecutive seasons of 1,000 receiving yards or more, and barring injury, it’s hard to see that streak ending anytime soon.
Kelce is now a four-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler on the verge of adding Super Bowl title to his resume. He’s averaged 92 catches for 1,182 yards and 7 touchdowns since 2016, and with each passing year, he’s going to have that much more experience and chemistry to build on with his quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Right now, Kelce is under contract for two more seasons, but it shouldn’t surprise anyone if the Chiefs make a nice one-year addition to that contract this coming offseason as a way of keeping him secure a la their one-year deal with right tackle Mitchell Schwartz. Perhaps even another long-term extension could be looming at the rate he’s playing.
Whatever it takes to keep him in Kansas City.