Kelce has been a Hall of Fame-caliber player for the Chiefs and also plays an important role as one of star quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ best friends. His presence at the franchise must help the quarterback stay happy and hit new heights. But Kelce took a lot of damage in 2021 and may be deteriorating.
Remember, he’s entering his mid-thirties so he’s no longer a spring chicken. Furthermore, the 33-year-old no longer has Tyreek Hill to draw opposing defenses away from his stretch of field. This is a massive blow even if Hill isn’t the player he once was either. Kelce is aging and that’s just the reality of the situation (via N.J.). He also has a ton of pressure on his shoulders as he and Mahomes move on to life without ‘The Cheetah.’ Defenses will key on Kelce as the Chiefs’ main weapon this year, and that could cause his numbers to decline.