Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, a stalwart of the team throughout his career, recently found himself in the spotlight as rapper Machine Gun Kelly made a surprising offer on the November 29 episode of Kelce’s podcast, “New Heights.”
During the podcast, Machine Gun Kelly, a proud Clevelander, extended a tempting proposal to Kelce, offering him $500,000 in cash upon arrival to join the Cleveland Browns, his hometown team.
The rapper sweetened the deal further by pledging a matching donation of $500,000 to both of their high schools—Shaker Heights and Cleveland Heights.
Additionally, he promised daily breakfast and coffee delivery from his restaurant along with Kelce donning the Browns’ colors.
Kelce, acknowledging the emotional pull of his hometown, responded, “That is an intriguing offer because you know how much we love the east side of Cleveland, the Heights, Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights, you already know, brother.”
However, despite the enticing proposal, Kelce affirmed his commitment to the Chiefs, citing the excellent situation in Kansas City.
MGK says he’ll give Travis Kelce $500,000 to come home and play for the Browns 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/LaNKcc1FmD— ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland) November 29, 2023
While Machine Gun Kelly attempted to lure Kelce with offers to produce beats in the locker room and set up a studio, Kelce’s loyalty to the Chiefs prevailed.
The tight end signed a lucrative four-year, $57.25 million extension with the Chiefs in 2020, emphasizing his satisfaction with the current situation and his bond with quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Kelce reflected on his contentment, stating, “I love the situation I’m in. I enjoy coming to that building every single day.”
Despite the allure of potential financial gains elsewhere, Kelce prioritizes the joy of winning and the camaraderie within the Chiefs organization.
In a separate note, Kelce’s record-breaking performance during the Chiefs’ 31-17 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders drew attention.
He became the first tight end in NFL history to surpass 11,000 career yards, a feat acknowledged by his girlfriend, Taylor Swift, who expressed her support on social media.
As the Chiefs look ahead to their upcoming matchup against the Green Bay Packers, Kelce remains a vital part of the team, showcasing both on-field excellence and a steadfast commitment to Kansas City.