Still, Kelce has the third-highest average annual value among all tight ends and his $14.3 annual salary would rank 21st among all receivers. Those numbers are seemingly low considering Kelce has finished in the top 10 in receptions and receiving yards in four of the past five seasons and in the top 10 in receiving touchdowns in five of the past six seasons.
In addition, Kelce arguably just had the best season of his 10-year career. He had a career-high 110 receptions for 1,338 yards and a career-best 12 receiving touchdowns.
As the 33-year-old star is likely in the later stages of his prime, he admitted that he probably could make more money if he asked, but he also doesn’t want to trade the situation he’s in right now in order to earn some more cash.
“You see how much more money you could be making and, yeah, it hits you in the gut a little bit. It makes you think you’re being taken advantage of,” Kelce said.
“I don’t know if I really pressed the gas if I would get what I’m quote-unquote worth,” Kelce added. “But I know I enjoy coming to that building every single day.”