The Kansas City Chiefs are atop of the NFL after coming off their first Super Bowl win in half a century. That has been followed up by quite a busy offseason headline by Patrick Mahomes‘ massive extension. That simply hasn’t stopped as the 2020 season nears closer. The Chiefs have just made another move that secures Mahomes ‘ favorite receiving target for many years.
Chiefs securing their long-term future
It has been nothing short of a busy offseason for the Chiefs after coming off their first Super Bowl win in five decades.
The front office has been busy working their way toward securing their long-term future. That was headlined by securing Patrick Mahomes to a record-breaking extension that could be worth up to $503 million. The timing of the deal keeps Mahomes in Kansas City for the next 12 years as he still has two years remaining on his rookie contract.
Not long after that, the Chiefs worked out a new extension with star defensive tackle Chris Jones on a four-year, $57 million deal. There had been chatter around him possibly sitting out the 2020 season if he didn’t get a new contract. Jones has been one of the anchors on the team defensively over the last few years.
All that has put the franchise in prime position to continue to contend for Super Bowls for years to come. The Chiefs have committed to another move that further aids their long-term success.
Chiefs ink Travis Kelce to long-term extension
The Chiefs haven’t wasted any time making sure their team is set up for many more years of competition for additional Super Bowls.
That was made quite clear yet again as Kansas City has agreed to a long-term extension with star tight end Travis Kelce, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Kelce had two years remaining on his five-year, $46.8 million deal with the team that ran through the 2021 season. The terms of the extension will pay him $14 million a year, which is just below $15 million annual salary that George Kittle just received in his new contract with the San Francisco 49ers.
Kelce has established himself as arguably the best tight end in the game over his first seven years. He has earned five Pro Bowl selections, two First-Team All-Pro nods, and two Second-Team All-Pro selections. Kelce has been a statistical juggernaut over the last six years, with more than 1,000 receiving yards in each of the previous four campaigns.
The 30-year-old is one of Mahomes’ favorite receiving targets while proving to be highly critical to the team’s success. His locked-in future with the Chiefs gives the franchise another long-term secure piece to the puzzle for years to come.
Bright future ahead for Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
The Chiefs are in a promising spot to vie for many more Super Bowls and are looking to max out Patrick Mahomes’ best years.
Kelce will play a significant part in helping the franchise maintain its sustained success. The next move may be to get Pro Bowl wide receiver Tyreek Hill under a new deal to keep him under contract for several more years. Hill is entering the first year of his three-year, $54 million extension that runs through the 2022 season.
It wouldn’t be surprising to see them take the same approach with that situation as they did with Mahomes and Kelce. All that aside, Chiefs fans have plenty of reasons to be excited for the team’s future that could see much more success ahead.