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Kelce’s Record-Breaking Contract Secures Highest-Paid Tight End Status in NFL

Kansas City, MO – Travis Kelce, the three-time Super Bowl champion and four-time All-Pro tight end, has signed a landmark contract that cements his status as the highest-paid tight end in NFL history, according to his representatives.

The news came via a video announcement from the Kansas City Chiefs, featuring Kelce joyously exclaiming, “Back at it again, baby!” and expressing his excitement to stay with the Chiefs for at least two more years. “It’s an honor and a pleasure, and I can’t wait to get after it these next two years,” said Kelce, who has been with the team for 11 seasons.

Kelce’s agents, Milk & Honey Sports, later confirmed on X (formerly Twitter) that the deal elevates him to the highest-paid position among tight ends in the league.

According to sports salary tracker Spotrac, the extension is valued at $34.25 million and runs through 2027, with an average annual salary of $17.125 million. This surpasses the previous highest-paid tight end, New York Giants’ Darren Waller, who had earned an average of $17 million per year.

Kelce’s contract news was celebrated by the Chiefs’ starting quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, who took to social media to congratulate his teammate, saying, “I told y’all I’ll never let him leave!! Congrats my guy!”

The Chiefs also issued a statement confirming the signing, calling Kelce “the greatest tight end ever.”

The new contract adds to Kelce’s already impressive year, which includes his third Super Bowl victory in February, a ninth Pro-Bowl appearance, and the start of a high-profile relationship with music superstar Taylor Swift.

Following his Super Bowl win, Kelce and Swift took a vacation in the Bahamas. In an exclusive interview with People magazine, Kelce shared his joy about his current life. “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been,” he said. “Some say I’m a glass-half-full, half-empty kind of guy, but right now my glass is all the way full.”

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