Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is very ambitious about the rest of his career in professional football: he wants to play first and foremost to win, and it's not necessarily about the money here.
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The 32-year-old veteran plays in a position where players are paid less than some others, including wide receivers.
In fact, San Francisco 49ers winger George Kittle recently spoke about the pay disparity in an NBC Sports network podcast.
As posted by the specialized site Sportrac, Kelce receives an annual salary of $ 14.31 million, the second highest amount among athletes in his position.
Even several wide receivers receive more money, he has no intention of crying over his fate.
“In my mind, money is practically secondary at this stage of my career. I'm here for dynasty and I want to try to make the Kansas City Chiefs the best team possible. That's my main goal, that's why I'm here," he told the Kansas City Star last Thursday.
“I appreciate what Kittle said. I support him and he still wants to see every tight end get paid fairly if their production is on point. On the other hand, I signed a contract and I understand what it means,” he added.
Kelce's deal is valid until the end of the 2025 campaign. Having amassed 1,125 yards and nine touchdowns on 92 receptions last season, he should be more in demand by quarterback Patrick Mahomes due in particular to the departure of Tyreek Hill for the Miami Dolphins.