What is it National Tight End Day and no one told me?
The Kansas City Chiefs signed star tight end Travis Kelce to a four-year, $57 million contract, making it the second huge tight end contract just today.
This deal will keep Kelce in Kansas City for another six seasons.
Earlier today (Thursday, August 13) the San Francisco 49ers signed their star tight end George Kittle to a monster deal, making him the highest paid tight end in the NFL. I'm not going to sit here and debate who is better than whom, but I will say that I think Kelce has the advantage of having top-tier talent around him (like Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, for one), while Kittle's offense more or less revolves around him. That doesn't discredit either of them at all, as I see them as both Top-Two tight ends in the league. They are both in the position where you can argue one is better than the other, and you wouldn't be wrong about either one.
Kelce does have the advantage of a Super Bowl win right now, and I wouldn't put it past him in getting another. But it also doesn't mean Kittle is less than just because of that.
It's been a while since we debated tight ends, hasn't it?