Chiefs, Travis Kelce agree to four-year, $57M extension

Tanya Simon
August 14, 2020

The average annual value is slightly less than what San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle will receive after agreeing to a five-year, $75 million extension, sources confirmed to ESPN. With another year at that level of production, Baltimore would be hard-pressed to argue Andrews deserves any less than $14 million a year on his next deal. It's a deal that includes $28 million in guarantees and is worth up to $57.25 million.

Mahomes' 10-year extension could be worth about $500 million, which would be the largest contract in USA team sports history.

It also marks the latest deal for the Chiefs in keeping the core of their Super Bowl roster intact.

Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce warms up before the NFL AFC Championship football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Kansas City, MO.

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Now, it's Kittle's deal being used as a springboard for other tight ends to get theirs. As things stand, Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, and Tyreek Hill - the KC's top three playmakers - are under contract for the next three seasons.

A two-time First-Team All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler, the 30-year-old Kelce has been among the league's best at his position for the majority of his seven-year career. Andrews ranked seventh among all tight ends in receptions, fifth in yards, and first in touchdown receptions last season.

Kelce's 1-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl started the Chiefs' rally from a 10-point deficit to a 31-20 victory over the 49ers.

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