- Travis Kelce secured his third super bowl ring during the Super Bowl LVIII
- In November 2023, Kelce discussed retirement, revealing in a Wall Street Journal interview that after 10 surgeries, his body has been affected.
- Travis Kelce extended his contract with the Chiefs until 2025.
Travis Kelce won his third NFL ring after winning the Super Bowl LVIII with the Kansas City Chiefs. The tight end recorded nine receptions, 93 yards, and 22 long gains against the San Francisco 49ers to win his back-to-back NFL championships.
Before the Super Bowl, the speculation ball was already rolling. Many fans were unsure whether Kelce would return to the Kansas City Chiefs for the 2024 season. There were some murmurs that the tight end might retire from the sport to focus on his relationship with American pop star, Taylor Swift.
Travis Kelce will return for the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2024 season
Travis Kelce cleared all the rumors about his future in the sport. The tight end announced after winning Super Bowl 58 that he will return in the 2024 season for a chance to win his third NFL title in a row. The hunger was clear for Kelce that he wanted to add another Lombardi Trophy to his trophy cabinet.
Asked Travis Kelce walking off podium if he plans to play next year. “Hell yeah,” he said. “I want that three-peat.”
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 12, 2024
Kelce responded to the questions on whether he will return next season: “Hell yeah. I want that three-peat.” The tight end is still one of the best offensive playmakers in the division and was influential alongside Patrick Mahomes to help the Chiefs to another Super Bowl in a season where they weren’t the best team in the country.
Kelce has been with the Chiefs since 2013 when he was drafted to the Kansas team in the NFL draft as the 63rd pick. The tight end has grown in prominence in the last 11 years, in which he has helped his side win three championships.
Kelce talked about retirement back in November 2023. He revealed in a Wall Street Journal interview that he has thought about retirement after 10 surgeries that have taken a toll on his body. However, the latest comments from the 34-year-old show a complete U-turn from the earlier comments about retirement.
Travis Kelce’s NFL career statistics
Travis Kelce has signed a new contract extension with the Chiefs that will keep him with the Kansas team till the 2025 season. He still has two seasons remaining, after which he will become a free agent at the age of 37 years old, where many can expect retirement news from the tight end.
Kelce has played 159 games and received 11,328 yards in the regular season. He has played 22 games in the post-season in which he has made 165 receptions including 1,903 yards. The tight end has had seven consecutive 1,000-plus-yard seasons in his career and three 100+ reception seasons.
We have signed TE Travis Kelce to a contract extension 🏹 pic.twitter.com/K5Nsd2iZ5i
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) August 14, 2020
He is a three-time Super Bowl Champion. Four-time part of the First-team All-Pro and part of the NFL 2010s All-decade team. He has several NFL records for tight ends in his career, which will help him cement his legacy as one of the best tight ends of all time.