Travis Kelce, Chiefs

Travis Kelce Too Busy Winning To Ask For A Raise

Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce is aware he’s underpaid, but wouldn’t trade being on a winning team for anything.

Travis Kelce signed a four-year, $57.25 million contract extension in 2020. This makes him the third highest-paid tight end in the NFL at $14 million a year.

If you factor in WRs, Travis Kelce also makes less than Hunter Renfrow and Courtland Sutton, who each earn $15 million annually. As well as that, former teammate Tyreek Hill earns $30 million a year.

 

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“My managers and agents love to tell me how underpaid I am,” Kelce said

“Any time I talk about wanting more money, they’re just like, ‘Why don’t you go to the Chiefs and ask them?’

“When I saw Tyreek go and get 30 (million) a year, in the back of my head, I was like, man, that’s two to three times what I’m making right now,” Kelce said. “I’m like, the free market looks like fun until you go somewhere and you don’t win. I love winning. I love the situation I’m in.”

 

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“You see how much more money you could be making and, yeah, it hits you in the gut a little bit,” Kelce said. “It makes you think you’re being taken advantage of. I don’t know if I really pressed the gas if I would get what I’m quote-unquote worth. But I know I enjoy coming to that building every single day.”

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