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Travis Kelce plans to play “until he runs out of steam,” as the tight end has just extended his contract with the Kansas City Chiefs by two years.

“Hopefully that won’t happen so soon,” the 34-year-old said on Tuesday.

The four-time All-Pro tight end signed a new two-year contract in April, becoming the highest-paid tight end for the first time in his 11-year career. The new deal is expected to pay Kelce $17 million guaranteed this year and tie him to the franchise through at least 2025. His $17.25 million salary in 2025 is mostly guaranteed, according to a league source.

Kelce turns 35 in October, but said he is not planning on retiring yet.

“I really can’t put a timeline on (retirement),” he said. “I love coming to work every day. Of course, I know there are opportunities for me outside of football. You have to remember that I’m just a little kid when I walk into this building, man. I know I’m 34 years old, but I love doing this, in the middle of the June heat. I love coming to work every day.”

Kelce helped the Chiefs to their second consecutive Super Bowl victory last season, leading the team with 93 catches for 984 yards during the regular season. During the four-game postseason, Kelce stepped up his game, recording 32 catches for 355 yards and three touchdowns.

With the Chiefs, he won the Super Bowl three times, was a nine-time Pro Bowler and was selected to the All-Pro first team four times.

Before Super Bowl LVIII in early February, Kelce reiterated that he has no plans to end his career, especially since quarterback Patrick Mahomes is at the peak of his career.

Kelce also became a household name last season, thanks in part to his relationship with pop superstar Taylor Swift and the podcast “New Heights,” which he hosts with his brother, former Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce.

In addition to his celebrity status, Kelce is one of the most productive tight ends in the NFL. With 907 receptions and 11,328 receiving yards in his career, he ranks fourth among all-time tight ends.

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