The 32-year-old Travis Kelce signed a four-year, $57.25 million extension with the Chiefs in 2020, but was previously due just $7.46 million in 2022, per Spotrac, which ranked 13th among tight ends. Now, $3 million from the back end of the contract has been moved to 2022, giving Kelce roughly $10.46 million for this season, which ranks eighth at his position.
It’s unclear exactly which years on Kelce’s deal have been lowered in total value, but he was previously set to earn $16.4M in 2024 and $18.65M in 2025. The Chiefs can still save a significant portion of the contract by releasing Kelce after 2022, if they choose.
The #Chiefs and star TE Travis Kelce have agreed to terms on an adjusted contract to give him a raise in 2022, sources say. Money is moved from the back of the deal to properly compensate Kelce.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 27, 2022
Last time I checked, Patrick Mahomes still has a Hall of Fame play caller and tight end. Andy Reid will deploy all their new weapons with Travis Kelce and Mecole Hardman to make this offense MORE EFFICIENT without Tyreek. Don’t be shocked when the @Chiefs KEEP ROLLING this year.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) July 26, 2022