Chiefs And All-Pro Tight End Agree To Re-Structure Contract

A move we've seen plenty of by teams in recent times is re-structuring a contract to give players more up front money (converting it into a signing bonus) to add more space to their salary cap, and today, that's exactly what the Kansas City Chiefs have done with their star tight end, Travis Kelce. The two sides have come together to convert $3.45 million of his salary into a signing bonus, clearing that up for cap space, and given the potential free agents and trades that could be explored, this is a huge move for a team that already has the makings of a Super Bowl contender. 

The Carolina Panthers have already traded Robbie Anderson, and given the offensive talent left on their roster, namely DJ Moore and Christian McCaffrey, one would have to believe that a move like this was done with the idea of making a splash, and giving Patrick Mahomes even more weapons. The defence has been solid, and if a move on that side of the ball makes sense, exploring that would be a good idea, but right now, it appears that the Chiefs are gearing up for some kind of move.

At 4-2 on the young season, the Chiefs are going to battle with the Chargers the rest of the way for the AFC West crown, so don't be surprised to see either team make a big move in the coming weeks, but this move here signals even more than something is coming.

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