Brett Veach, Chiefs GM, Labels Travis Kelce A ‘Unicorn’ Following Contract Extension

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The Kansas City Chiefs made headlines by extending the contract of Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce, signaling his long-term commitment to the franchise. Chiefs general manager Brett Veach orchestrated the deal shortly after the NFL draft and at the onset of the second phase of OTAs.

The news of Kelce’s contract extension broke early on Monday afternoon, prompting Veach to address the media in a press conference, shedding light on the extension and other pertinent matters.

The timing of the announcement raised eyebrows, considering teams typically focus on negotiating with newly drafted rookies during this period. However, Veach emphasized Kelce’s exceptional value to the organization, explaining his decision to prioritize the extension.

Kelce, set to turn 35 in October, stands out as a rarity in the league where players beyond quarterbacks or kickers often see a decline in performance as they age. Veach described Kelce as a “unicorn,” highlighting his exceptional abilities and longevity.

Entering his twelfth season with the Chiefs, Kelce can now rest assured that he will continue to be a cornerstone of the team for as long as he desires to keep playing.