Exploring list of NFL's top 5 richest TEs in 2024 feat. Travis Kelce

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Exploring list of NFL's top 5 richest TEs in 2024 feat. Travis Kelce

Tight ends in the NFL are now also diverse players on the offensive side of the ball, rather than merely being added protection. Players who play the tight end position have therefore seen an increase in pay.

The high salaries of the league's best tight ends, such as Dallas Goedert, Darren Waller, TJ Hockenson, George Kittle and Travis Kelce have significantly impacted their net worth.

Here is the list of the top 5 richest NFL tight ends.


The five richest tight ends in the NFL

#5 Dallas Goedert (Philadelphia Eagles) - $10 million

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert

Dallas Goedert is one of the NFL's top receiving tight ends when healthy, and he gets compensated accordingly. He inked a four-year, $57 million contract extension in 2021 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The deal included a $10.2 million signing bonus, $35.1 million in guaranteed money and an average salary of $14.25 million a year.

Goedert's net worth is currently estimated to be at $5 million. He is expected to receive a further $14.2 million in salary in 2024. The 29-year-old would have made $62.3 million in his career if he fulfills the terms of his running contract, according to Spotrac.


#4 Mark Andrews (Baltimore Ravens) - $10 million

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews
Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews

An ankle injury derailed Mark Andrews' 2024 season, but when healthy, he is a reliable performer. He had 45 receptions for 544 yards and six touchdowns in 10 games last season.

Andrews became one of the highest-paid tight ends in the NFL in 2021 when he inked a five-year, $56 million contract extension with the Baltimore Ravens.

His estimated 2024 net worth is $10 million. In addition to his lucrative football contract, the 28-year-old receives payments via endorsement agreements with various companies. These include DraftKings, Lowe's, Traeger Grills, Dexcom, Wawa, and Verizon.


#3 George Kittle (San Francisco 49ers) - $20 million

George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers
George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers

George Kittle has been named to multiple All-Pro and Pro Bowls since making his 49ers debut in 2017. Many accomplishments like this have cemented Kittle's status as the league's top all-around tight end.

Kittle became the highest-paid tight end in the NFL at the time when he inked a $75 million, five-year contract with San Francisco in the summer of 2020.

His earnings from the NFL, endorsement deals, and other investments have brought his net worth in 2024 to a whopping $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.


#2 TJ Hockenson (Minnesota Vikings) - $30 million

TJ Hockenson of the Minnesota Vikings
TJ Hockenson of the Minnesota Vikings

TJ Hockenson inked a four-year, $66 million contract extension with the Minnesota Vikings prior to the 2023 season. A massive $29.3 million in guaranteed funds was part of the contract at the time of signing.

The former tight end for the Detroit Lions is estimated by Celebrity Net Worth to be worth $30 million in 2024, making him the second-richest tight end in the whole league.


#1 Travis Kelce (Kansas City Chiefs) - $70 million

Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs

Two months after he helped the Kansas City Chiefs win another Super Bowl, Travis Kelce signed a two-year, $34.25 million contract extension with the team. This made him the highest-paid tight end in the NFL. At the end of the deal, his NFL career earnings would have surpassed $100 million.

Kelce has accumulated a higher net worth than any other tight end in the league, at $70 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

He receives endorsement income in addition to his NFL pay due to partnerships with several companies. These include Dick's Sporting Goods, Experian, Pfizer, Walgreens, McDonald's, Nike, DirecTV, Papa John's, Bud Light, Sleep Number, Old Spice, Tide, State Farm, and T-Mobile.

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Edited by Akshay Saraswat
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