Travis Kelce

Tight End

Age: 35
Free Agency: 2026 (UFA)
Accrued Seasons: 11
  • 2024 Salary Cap Charge: $19,551,944 (7.75% of cap)
  • 2024 Cash Payout: $17,000,000 (6.21% of spending)
  • 2024 Cash to Cap Ratio: 0.87
  • Contract Value: $34,250,000 ($17,125,000 APY)
  • Fully Guaranteed Money: $17,000,000
  • Contract Ranking: 1/189 at TE

Current Contract

(Other, signed 2024)
(📝: indicates contract trigger occuring during that year)
YearAgeBase SalaryProrated Signing BonusRoster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %
Dead Money & Cap Savings
202435$5,750,000$2,551,944$11,000,000$250,000$17,000,000$19,551,9447.8%
2025 📝
August 1: $1M roster bonus due
36$4,500,000$2,551,946$12,500,000$250,000$0$19,801,9467.6%
Total$10,250,000$5,103,890$23,500,000$500,000$17,000,000$39,353,890

Contract Notes

Travis Kelce signed a four year, $57.25 million contract extension with the Chiefs on August 14, 2020. Kelce received $27 million in guarantees, $20.25 million of which is guaranteed at signing. Kelce's 2020 and 2021 base salaries are fully guaranteed. There are per game roster bonuses in every year of the contract.

Kelce converted his 2021 roster bonus to a signing bonus for cap purposes. His cap number was reduced by $5.6 million.

According to ESPN's Field Yates, the Chiefs moved $1 million of Kelce's 2023 base salary into 2022, and added $2 million in 53-man per game roster bonuses.

Kelce and the Chiefs agreed on a new two year contract in 2024 that would increase his 2024 salary by $4 million. The new contract removed the per game bonuses from the original deal and moved most of Kelce's 2025 salary to a roster bonus.  The Chiefs fully guaranteed Kelce's 2024 salary. The move increased his cap number for 2024 by $4 million.

Cash Flows

- fully earned money
- unearned or partially earned money
$17.1M
$34.3M
20242025
Cash Due$17,000,000$17,250,000
Running Cash$17,000,000$34,250,000
Career Earnings: $78,354,466
Career APY: $7,123,133
Potential Earnings: $112,604,466
Total Guarantees: $49,220,304
Largest Cash Payment: $17,250,000 (2025)
Largest Cap Number: $19,801,946 (2025)

Contract History

TeamContract TypeStatusYear SignedYrsTotalAPYGuaranteesAmount Earned% EarnedEffective APY
ChiefsDraftedRenegotiated20134$3,126,304$781,576$703,304$2,239,71671.6%$746,572
ChiefsExtensionRenegotiated20165$46,842,000$9,368,400$10,517,000$30,864,75065.9%$7,716,188
ChiefsExtensionExtended20204$57,250,000$14,312,500$21,000,000$45,250,00079.0%$11,312,500
ChiefsOtherActive20242$34,250,000$17,125,000$17,000,000$00.0%$0
Earnings By Team
TeamYrsSalaryAPYPaid on Cap% Paid on CapPaid as Dead Money% Paid as Dead Money
Chiefs11$78,354,466$7,123,133$73,175,1600.0%$00.0%

Season History

YearTeamBase SalaryProrated BonusRoster BonusPer Game Roster BonusWorkout BonusGuaranteed SalaryCap
Number
Cap %Cash Paid
2013Chiefs$405,000$175,826$0$0$0$0$498,2380.4%$1,025,716
2014Chiefs$495,000$175,826$16,000$0$25,000$0$711,8260.5%$536,000
2015Chiefs$585,000$175,826$68,000$0$25,000$0$853,8260.6%$678,000
2016Chiefs$675,000$2,144,226$104,000$0$25,000$675,000$2,948,2261.9%$10,646,000
2017Chiefs$2,700,000$1,968,400$0$500,000$250,000$2,700,000$5,418,4003.2%$3,418,750
2018Chiefs$6,800,000$1,968,400$0$1,000,000$250,000$6,800,000$9,955,9005.6%$8,050,000
2019Chiefs$7,500,000$1,968,400$0$1,000,000$250,000$0$10,718,4005.6%$8,750,000
2020Chiefs$8,500,000$0$0$500,000$250,000$8,500,000$11,218,4005.0%$9,250,000
2021Chiefs$5,250,000$1,400,000$0$750,000$250,000$5,500,000$7,605,8824.0%$13,250,000
2022Chiefs$2,892,222$2,551,944$0$2,750,000$250,000$0$8,444,1184.0%$10,500,000
2023Chiefs$11,250,000$2,551,944$0$750,000$250,000$0$14,801,9446.7%$12,250,000
2024Chiefs$5,750,000$2,551,944$11,000,000$0$250,000$17,000,000$19,551,9447.8%$17,000,000
2025Chiefs$4,500,000$2,551,946$12,500,000$0$250,000$0$19,801,9467.6%$17,250,000
Total$57,302,222$20,184,682$23,688,000$7,250,000$2,325,000$41,175,000$112,529,050$112,604,466

Statistics

YearGames PlayedGames InactiveSnapsRushingReceivingFumbles
InjuredHealthyOffenseSpecialAttYardsAvgTDRecYardsAvgTDTotalLost
201311400.0%0.2%000.00000.0000
2014160066.3%15.8%000.006786212.9543
2015160092.2%17.4%000.007287512.2522
2016160086.6%3.1%1-5-5.0085112513.2400
2017150084.7%0.2%273.5083103812.5800
2018160094.9%0.0%000.00103133613.01021
2019160092.6%0.2%144.0197122912.7511
2020150081.6%0.2%000.00105141613.51100
2021161077.5%0.0%231.5192112512.2900
2022170079.5%0.0%252.50110133812.21200
2023151168.6%0.5%000.009398410.6500

Valuation Diamond

The diamond is a scatterplot graph that visualizes the relation of the player's APY (in green) and performance (in blue, as measured by OTC's Valuations) to the rest of the league at his position. To understand how to read the diamond, read this explainer.

OTC ValuationAPY
Regular$9,847,000$17,125,000
Injury Adjusted$10,417,779$16,054,688
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OTC Valuation $2M $4M $6M $8M $10M APY $2.9M $5.7M $8.6M $11.4M $14.3M $6,604,000 $8,227,624

Weekly Valuation Trends

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