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Author: Jon Kuzma
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is a rich man after inking a 5 year 46 million dollar contract. Kelce has been one of the top tight ends in the pro football ranks after he finished his collegiate playing days at Cincinnati. The 3rd year pro had 5 touchdown receptions during the 2015 season. He also hauled in 875 receiving yards which are very impressive numbers for a tight end. Kelce is certainly one of the Chiefs best offensive weapons and he serves as a great target for Alex Smith. Whether it’s a crossing route or a playaction pass Kelce did a great job of providing big plays for this offense. He has 10 career touchdown passes and the rate that he score touchdowns will definitely grow in the near future. As long as Kelce doesn’t get hurt he has a bright future in this league. Tight ends are so valuable because they serve as a safety net for quarterbacks. The throw to a tight end is a lot closer than to a receiver on the outside. When a tight end and quarterback have good chemistry it can yield big returns for the passer and that is what the Chiefs hope to continue by inking Kelce. Travis Kelce is a better receiving tight end than he is a blocker. He is faster than a blocking tight end and that is why he is often able to beat defenders and deliver big plays. In his best game of the year which came against the Houston Texans. He showed exactly what he could do playing at an optimal level. In that game Kelce recorded 2 touchdowns and 106 receiving yards. The Chiefs are hoping the frequency of those big games improves in the future, which it should. Players tend to get better with experience and he still is a young guy at only 26 years old. The Chiefs made the right move by re-signing this guy. If they want to compete in 2016 they need to retain and add weapons for Alex Smith. This was the first step.
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