Travis Kelce details his first big purchase as rookie tight end

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce speaks to the media at the Footprint Center in downtown
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce speaks to the media at the Footprint Center in downtown / Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY

Travis Kelce says he doesn't have a lot left to show for the hundreds of thousands he pulled in on his rookie contract. In fact, he says he says it's only a single pair of shoes.

Of course, that pair of shoes is worth more than most of my possessions, but Kelce is fortunate to have made millions more in the course of his career so he's not financially hamstrung by his early financial decision-making.

During his rookie year, Kelce pulled in just over $1.1 million between his signing bonus and base salary as the third-round selection of John Dorsey's first NFL Draft. The take-home pay was much smaller, but as Kelce detailed on the latest episode of his podcast, New Heights, co-hosted by his brother Jason, he still had more money than he knew what to do with. Therefore, he decided to spend it to kickstart his sneaker habit.

Both Kelce brothers detailed how they spent their first sums of money made in the NFL on a recent episode and Travis had everyone laughing with his response.

First thing I did, I had my eyes on a pair of size 13 Nike Air Mag Marty McFlys," said Kelce. "The coolest shoes I’d ever seen in my life. As soon as I got my check, I immediately went online and sourced ‘em.

"I’d always wanted those shoes. I’d always been a big Nike guy and then watching Back to the Future so many frickin’ times and seeing what Nikes looked like in the future and the fact that they were anti-gravity, self-tying…

Unfortunately, the first purchase is also the only purchase left despite the serious earnings early in his career. "The only thing I have left of that money is a pair of my favorite shoes," said Kelce with a laugh. Still we're pretty sure he'll be okay with career earnings of nearly $65 million.

You can watch the entire episode of New Heights bel

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