When it’s all said and done, Travis Kelce may end up going down as the greatest tight end in NFL history.
He’s gearing up for his 11th season and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down – quite the opposite actually.
Last season, he caught 110 passes for a total of 1,338 yards and 12 touchdowns. His remarkable performance continued in the postseason, where he added another 27 receptions for 257 yards and four touchdowns, ultimately helping the Kansas City Chiefs secure victory in Super Bowl LVII.
However, he’ll be turning 34 in October – and as we all know, Father Time is undefeated.
Despite playing at a higher level than ever, many wonder just how much longer he plans to keep playing – and he was asked just that at Chiefs minicamp.
“Until the wheels fall off, baby,” Kelce confidently declared. “I love this game, and I know I’m going to miss it when I’m done playing.. I understand that retirement is a business decision I’ll have to make eventually. But right now, my focus is on winning football games.”
Kelce’s illustrious career boasts numerous accolades, including being named a first-team All-Pro four times, including last season.
Kelce attributed his success to finding a productive routine during training camp and preseason while maintaining his physical fitness during the offseason. He emphasized his attention to detail in taking care of his body, a crucial aspect that contributes to his consistent performance on the field.
It’s apparent his unwavering passion for the game remains his main driving force.
“I just love the game,” Kelce expressed with enthusiasm. “That’s what keeps me feeling young and reminds me of the fun-loving football player I was as a kid. Every day, I get to work with the best team, the best players, and the best coaches in the world. It’s easy for me to come in here and enjoy every moment.”
Although no one can play forever, Chiefs fans (and Patrick Mahomes) can rest easy knowing that Kelce has no plans to slow down any time soon.