He’s still making millions, but y’know…
The latest NFL news goes something like this: Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is underpaid, but he doesn’t give a f*ck.
— theScore (@theScore) June 28, 2023
I guess it’s nice to know that not every NFL star is a money-hungry savage with zero loyalty to the franchise they compete for. Cough—Tyreek Hill—cough.
The former teammate of Kelce, Hill, didn’t receive the contract demands he wanted from Kansas City and, as a result, was traded to the Miami Dolphins. But Kelce doesn’t want more cash; he thrives for victory.
Tyreek Hill contract made Travis Kelce rethink Chiefs future: ‘Hits you in the gut’
Star Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said he thought about what the free market would be like when former teammate Tyreek Hill landed a contract extension worth $120 million. Article credit
— Dr.LyndaBarnes (@MrsBarnesII) June 28, 2023
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It’s cool and all how Kelce has approached the situation: “My managers and agents love to tell me how underpaid I am,” Kelce said. He admitted how he thinks about “how much more money” he could make, but nothing beats winning.
Don’t underestimate yourself, brother; there’s no harm in trying, right? He’s on top right now with his recent Super Bowl win and headlining NFL news articles weekly, so he could surely negotiate for more. It doesn’t have to be a stunning contract, but at least more than he’s getting now.
We’re looking at a position on the field that undoubtedly could receive a slight increase in average wage—running backs often have short careers due to the punishment they receive, and it could certainly be argued that they’re underpaid.
Remember when Derwin James body slammed Travis Kelce 😳pic.twitter.com/qWiXAuCawf
— Footballism (@FootbaIIism) June 4, 2023
Let’s Keep It Real
Look, I’m not going to sit here and blow smoke up Kelce’s a$$ because he’s proclaiming to love his team more than money. Respect for not crying about your salary, but the stone-cold truth is that he’s the third-highest TE in the NFL and is paid handsomely for another four years.
NFL rumors can suggest he’s a hero for not demanding more money, but it’s not like he isn’t earning multi-millions as one of the highest-paid players in the running back position. And this doesn’t include endorsement deals and sponsorships, which he will undoubtedly receive more of while playing for a better team.
So, while he can proclaim to be a team player—which he might be—perhaps he’s just smart and realizes what he currently has with the Chiefs is worth holding onto.
— br_betting (@br_betting) June 30, 2023