Travis Kelce faces backlash from fans after reports emerge about $20,000,000 deal with Pfizer vaccine: “Bro sold his soul”

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Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce needs just 32 yards to reach the 1,000-yard milestone this season. Doing so would extend his streak to eight, the most among tight ends. He is also 10 catches away from 100, giving him four such seasons in his career.

But while reaching those marks is inevitable, the All-Pro tight end has been criticized for a few subpar performances this season. His touchdown catches have significantly dropped from 12 last season to five this year with two games left.

Kelce is also getting a ton of pushback for agreeing to be Pfizer’s spokesperson for their double shot for flu and COVID-19 vaccines campaign. Some football fans criticized the two-time Super Bowl champion after learning about his reported earnings from those commercials.

MLFootball tweeted that Kelce earned $20 million for his Pfizer commercials. That’s a massive payday, considering his current contract with the Kansas City Chiefs averages $14.31 million annually. He doesn’t get the entire sum due to taxes and other fees athletes pay, especially to their agents.

But with vaccination being a contentious topic, some fans called out the eight-time Pro Bowler for earning millions of dollars while choosing to be a spokesperson for the pharmaceutical company.

“Yeah lil bro sold his soul”

Another Twitter user posted:

“Vaccine must be slowing him down cause he looks horrible this year”

Here are other reactions to Travis Kelce getting the bag for the double jab commercial.

Being a spokesperson for vaccination also had four-time NFL Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers calling him “Mr. Pfizer.”

Is Travis Kelce experiencing the beginning of the end?

Kelce has been the same dominating force he once was, especially in his last two games. He had five catches for 28 yards in a win against the New England Patriots. A week later, he had 44 yards in their loss to the Las Vegas Raiders.

Kelce only has two 100-yard games this season, a significant drop from six last season. If this downward trend persists, retirement could come soon for the two-time Super Bowl champion.

Travis Kelce has two years left in his current contract and will be 36 when his deal ends. While he’s still more productive than the other Chiefs receivers, he doesn’t look like the unstoppable force he once was.

In The Wall Street Journal article, he admitted that he has contemplated retirement more often than people expect. With a budding media and entertainment career ahead of him, hanging his cleats for good is looking like a realistic option sooner rather than later.

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Edited by Lance Fernandez