Before the Kansas City Chiefs kicked off their first rehearsal of coaching camp they decided to offer All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce a well-deserved raise.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport announced this news on Wednesday morning.
Kelce, who signed four-year, $57.25 million contract extension in 2020, is having money moved from the back of his deal to properly compensate him for this upcoming season.
This can be a no-brainer decision for the Chiefs. By adjusting Kelce’s contract for 2022, they’re avoiding any potential distractions this fall.
Besides, your entire NFL world believes Kelce deserved a raise anyway.
Kelce has recorded no less than 1,000 receiving yards in every season since 2016. Last season, he hauled in 92 passes for 1,125 yards and nine touchdowns.
With Tyreek Hill not on the roster, the Chiefs will need Kelce to proceed being an elite pass catcher in Andy Reid’s offense.
We’ll discover this fall if Kelce has one other All-Pro season in him.