Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end, Travis Kelce, reportedly earned a staggering $20 million for participating in Pfizer vaccine commercials. This lucrative deal drew criticism from figures like Colby Covington, a controversial MAGA MMA fighter. On a podcast, Covington mocked Kelce, labeling him the sports’ jab debate villain due to his Pfizer endorsement.
Covington questioned Kelce’s stance, sarcastically suggesting the health benefits of getting two shots simultaneously, referring to the CDC’s recommendation for Covid and flu shots.
Despite the controversy, Kelce’s impact on and off the field is noteworthy. His team-friendly deals have allowed the Chiefs to strengthen their roster, sustaining competitiveness across multiple seasons.
Interestingly, quarterback Patrick Mahomes, despite signing a massive ten-year extension worth up to $503 million, is considered underpaid. Mahomes’ strategic restructuring of the contract has further facilitated the team’s financial flexibility. Kelce’s endorsement deal and team-oriented approach highlight the complex dynamics of sports contracts and their broader implications for team success.