Chiefs news: Travis Kelce spurns TV opp, Tyreek Hill's wishes and more

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If you have good reason to believe you're going to be gainfully employed as an NFL player, then there's definitely a short window within which you should schedule your wedding and it looks like this is it.

It was only days ago that Kansas City Chiefs rookie tackle Kingsley Suamataia tied the knot, but he wasn't alone with the idea to get hitched while still able to enjoy some downtime for a honeymoon as well. Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire got married over the weekend to his fiancee Jojo O'Connor.

People Magazine had the rundown of the wedding's guests and festivities, noting that fellow Chiefs players like running back Isiah Pacheo and tight end Travis Kelce were also in attendance at the ceremony held in Calabasas, California.

Kelce is done with reality TV

It might sound a bit surprising to know that Travis Kelce spurned an opportunity to be in the limelight these days, but that's exactly what happened recently when the Chiefs star tight end was offered a starring role on a new docu-series from Netflix titled Receiver.

If that premise sounds familiar, it's because it's the natural follow-up to last season's big hit, Quarterback, which starred Chiefs signal caller Patrick Mahomes along with Marcus Mariota and Kirk Cousins. Receiver will follow some of the league's best pass catchers—from Justin Jefferson to Davante Adams—but Kelce wanted no part of it.

Kelce explained himself in a recent interview on the podcast Bussin' with the Boys (via Barstool Sports) by saying, “After [Mahomes] did [Quarterback], I did get asked about it. I just... I don’t know. I’d rather just play ball, man. I’m already doing enough with the podcast and everything. I’m way over the reality shit, dude. I’m out on that shit.”

That might sound odd for a guy used to firing up crowds around the globe, but there's a time to get down to business and the Chiefs have a chance to make history in front of them. Kelce sounds like a man who's locked in and ready for a three-peat.

Cheetah wants more money

Remember when the Chiefs had the basics of a deal worked out with Tyreek Hill back in 2022? That seems like a lifetime ago, but it's important to remember that the Chiefs' long-term plans were not to send Hill packing in a trade when the offseason began. Rather, general manager Brett Veach was forced to pivot when the market got too pricey for a team with too many other needs to meet.

When the WR market was driven upward by Davante Adams and more that year—north of $30M annually—the Chiefs flipped Hilll to the Miami Dolphins. Miami responded with five draft selections for the Chiefs and a massive extension for the Cheetah himself.

Two years later, Hill says he's ready for another payday. When speaking to KPRC in Houston, Hill spoke about the continued expansion of the market for elite pass catchers. “I’m very excited to like just be a part of the old wave, which was $30 million, and Justin Jefferson came and surpassed that, man,” Hill said.

“So, very proud of those guys, happy for obviously my teammate Waddle getting his new deal. For guys like me, that’s great. I’m 30 years old, also looking for a new deal. So, very, very excited to see where I fit into that category. It’s amazing.”

If the Chiefs weren't ready to meet that first threshold, they should be thankful they were decisive when they needed to be.