Travis Kelce could have future as NFL commentator

Tight end Travis Kelce #87 speaks to guard Andrew Wylie #77 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images)
Tight end Travis Kelce #87 speaks to guard Andrew Wylie #77 of the Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) /

Some NFL analysts were asked which players would make great future commentators and Travis Kelce came up a couple of times.

When you really sit down and think about it, Travis Kelce would be perfect for the job.

In a recent column over at the NFL’s official site, various analysts were asked which current player would they like to see in a future broadcast booth. Kelce’s name came up more than once and it’s easy to understand why.

Kelce is presently the best tight end in the National Football League, a man on a historic run of sustained production that has never been done before. With six consecutive seasons of 1,000-yards receiving, he keeps extending his own record, and future enshrinement in the hallowed halls of Canton seems like a lock.

Even beyond his well-rounded game as an unblockable force in the middle of the field for the Kansas City Chiefs, Kelce is also one of the single best-selling players in terms of player merch every year, typically landing in the top 20 of all NFL players. He achieves this notoriety off of the field due to his infectious humor and obvious charisma. Oh yeah, it doesn’t hurt that he’s an incredibly generous member of the community, especially with at-risk youth.

Back to the broadcast booth for a second. If viewers want to listen to someone knowledgeable and engaging, someone who could bring the color commentary of having dominated the league for a decade, Kelce checks that box. However, he’s also a well-known face who would be a nice “get” for a network in terms of star power. He’d also make viewers laugh since Kelce certainly isn’t shy about having fun while playing a game.

Interestingly enough, one player who was also mentioned numerous times was George Kittle, meaning that two of the best tight ends in the game at the present might go on and impress as commentators when they’re ready to hang up the cleats.

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