Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs tight-end, confirmed that he had restructured his contract to make more cap space for the franchise.
Kelce converted his base salary to a signing bonus to clear $3.455M in the Kansas City cap room. He fully expects that it will go towards a move to “get more together as a team.”
On his podcast, “New Heights”, the Chiefs’ Pro Bowler, Jason Kelce, said that he didn’t mind receiving the remainder of his base salary (about $2.55m according to Spotrac).
“Yes, my agent just called me up and said that they wanted to clear some cap space. Kelce replied, “I get the money now?” It frees up capital for us to improve as a team.
“I am not certain yet. It’s a step towards a move. It’s a way to free up space for you to be able to do something.
Jason Kelce stirred things by stating that Odell Beckham Jr., a free wide receiver, could be the move for the Chiefs. Rumors have circulated that Beckham could be the target of strong pursuit by the Chiefs once he is healthy enough to return to the game.
“I want them to come true,” Travis Kelce said of the Beckham-to-the-Chiefs rumors. “I haven’t heard anything in the locker or around the facility.
“There is something in the air.”
Jason replied, “We cannot confirm or deny that, but we will speculate.” We look forward to seeing OBJ wearing a Chiefs uniform.”
Beckham is still recuperating from the ACL injury that he sustained in the Super Bowl last season, which he won with Los Angeles Rams.
Beckham is also interested in the Rams, although he tweeted that their offer was “the lowest low offer.”
Beckham tweeted, “So IDK how people want me to do it, I def know my worth and what offer was not reflective of that,” “So it’s difficult to say that I can return even though I think I have finally found my home!”
Beckham also suggested four other possible destinations for Beckham, which included the Chiefs. Also suggested were the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens.
Beckham, when healthy, is a nightmare to opposing cornerbacks. Marquez Valdes–Scantling, Juju Smith–Schuster, and Juju Smith–Schuster is the Chiefs’ receiving team. Mecole Hardman is in the slot. Skyy Moore, a rookie, also switches in and out to support Kelce. He is one of the best tight ends in the league.
Could Beckham be able to elevate an already potent chiefs offense? It will be interesting to see if Kelce’s restructuring will lead to the Super Bowl champ making his way back to Kansas City looking for another ring.