The Kansas City skipper failed to make it when they signed star midfielder Patrick Mahomes to extend the record, or when they combined an expensive package to keep the Pro Bowl against Chris Jones defensively.
Now, they are giving out more money to retain Travis Kelce in the early stages.
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The captains and All-Pro twice agreed to a four-year, $ 57.25 million extension on Thursday to keep him with the Super Bowl champions until 2025, a person familiar with the contract says with the Associated Press. This person said on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.
The deal went on the same day as the San Francisco 49ers and their All-Pro finisher, George Kittle, agreed to a five-year, $ 75 million renewal, a person familiar with that contract told AP. Kittle and Kelce, who stood on the sidelines of confrontation in the Super Bowl in February, have long established themselves as the two most obvious endings in the game.
The captains rallied in the second half to win their first championship in 50 years. And when the Chiefs take a break to secure their core players by giving Mahomes a 10-year extension that could be worth half a billion dollars and Jones a four-year, $ 85 million contract, that is. that made Kelce confident that it was just the first of what could be many Super Bowl games.
“The people who come in this office, they know what this team is capable of,” he said as the Team Leaders reported on the training camp being held at their practice facility because of the coronavirus pandemic. “It shows what we did last year and everything we got back to, that means we have every single leader we have in this dressing room.”
Kelce quickly became a leader after his prominent college career was marked by a number of out-of-field problems that caused his draft stock to plummet. The captain picked him up in the 3rd round of 2013 and after missing most of the rookie season due to a knee injury, he was immediately transferred into the squad and turned into a nightmare for the opposing defense. Phuong.
The affable and frank Kelce has been voted for five consecutive Pro Bowl tournaments, and he has had four 1,000 yards in a row. He also excelled in the brightest light, capturing 10 134-meter passes and three TDs in the knockout round win over Houston, and three more in the AFC Championship win over Tennessee. , and then scored six 43-yard passes and one touch to help Captain a 31-20 win over 49ers.
“He’s healthy. I think he lives instinctively. His routes look nothing like those of anyone else, ”said Titans coach Mike Vrabel. “I mean, the route is open to whatever depth the midfielder wants. He can freeze people, and then explode on the pitch. He has an excellent catch radius. I mean, he’s tall, he’s long, he’s athletic, he’s tough and it’s a tough challenge. “