Kelce was there to promote a new video game that promotes financial education — good timing, it turns out — and after speaking to the students and giddily playing the game with them, he turned his attention to his own future.
“KC knows I want to be here,” Kelce said. “They do know that I’m very comfortable here, I love the coaching staff, I love the players, I love the city, the community.
“I’ve embraced it and I told everybody it’s my home away from home. I’m in this city, and if the money is right, I’d love to absolutely stay here.”
Kelce said those words Jan. 19, and it took the Chiefs fewer than two weeks to make that dream come true as Kelce signed a contract extension that makes him the NFL’s second-highest paid player at his position.
Terms of the deal, which the Chiefs announced Friday via Twitter with a photo of Kelce putting pen to paper along the Hawaiian coastline, were not disclosed by the team. But sources familiar with the agreement told The Star that Kelce’s contract was for five years and $46 million, including $20.02 million in guaranteed money. The maximum value of the contract could reach $50 million.