Travis Kelce is getting up there in age but hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down just yet.
Even so, retirement plans have to start being considered soon, as the Kansas City Chiefs superstar tight end will be 34 by October.
Recently, he was asked about how much longer he thinks he’ll remain in the NFL and his answer may surprise you.
According to Pro Football Talk, Travis Kelce responded with enthusiasm when asked about when he plans to retire. He quickly claimed, “Until the wheels fall off, baby.”
The Chiefs’ star elongated his response and explained why he wants to play until he physically can’t.
“I love this game and I know I’m going to miss it when I’m done playing. I hear you on that and that’s a business decision I’m sure I’ll have to make at some point in my life. But right now, I’m in this building wanting to win football games, man.”
So, Chiefs fans can relax. From the sounds of it, Travis Kelce has no plans to retire anytime soon. Especially if he continues playing at such a high level.
Additionally, he’s still very much in love with playing football. For that reason, he simply doesn’t see retirement in the near future, per Pro Football Talk.
“I just love the game. I think that keeps me living [as] a young, fun-loving football player. I get to play a game for a living at the age of 33, 34. And I don’t want to lose that. I don’t want to lose that excitement for the game that I had when I was a kid.”
On top of that, playing alongside Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City doesn’t hurt either. He has the leagues best quarterback throwing him the ball and the Chiefs have been wildly successful these last several years.
“Every single day I get to come in with the best team, best players, best coaches in the world. So it makes it easy to come in here and just enjoy it.”
With that said, we can probably hang retirement talks for Kelce up on the shelf for another time.