Chris Jones And Travis Kelce Have Made Their Decisions On Retirement

Chris Jones Has Perfect Retirement Plan With Chiefs Teammate Travis Kelce

The two teammates, who have won three Super Bowl rings together, have no intentions on retiring very soon.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been pummeled with retirement questions as he heads into the 2024 NFL season because of numerous reasons, but he immediately shut down the conversation this week as he told media he didn’t want to place a “timeframe” on a retirement decision.

His colleague, defensive tackle Chris Jones, added to the subject on Wednesday noting that he doesn’t even want to bring up retirement thoughts this early. He’s still got quite a few years remaining in him, he thinks.

Feb 11, 2024; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) warms up before Super Bowl LVIII against the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium.

“Once you begin to think about stuff like that, you’re beginning to feed the mind those types of concepts,” Jones said, via ESPN’s Adam Teicher. “I don’t even want my mind to even get that far to the R word.”

And, it seems like he has a definite retirement plan with Kelce—it just won’t happen for a long.

“He’s got like four or five more years and what is he talking about, right?” Jones remarked. “We can’t let TK go. It’s like we retire, we’ve got to retire together. Give me at least six, four years, then we’ll talk about it.”

The teammates have an age discrepancy to consider, though, as Jones is 29 and Kelce is 34. If they wait six more seasons to retire from the NFL together, the Kelce would be 40 years old.

Kelce will be on the team for likely two more seasons after he just signed a two-year contract extension worth $34.25 million, which makes him the best paid tight end in the NFL by annual pay. Jones also signed a massive contract this offseason, a five-year, $158.75 million deal to continue with the organization.

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