Travis Kelce reveals the job he wants after retiring from football

Travis Kelce has followed in his older brother Jason's footsteps during their Hall of Fame-level football careers. Now he looks to do the same in retirement one day.

The Kansas City Chiefs superstar tight end said on the June 12 edition of the "New Heights" podcast with his brother that he wants to put on the headset and be up in the broadcasting booth after his playing days are over.

Travis Kelce told his older brother he would turn down an ownership stake in an NFL team in favor of a media career.

"Because I want to broadcast when I’m done playing," Travis Kelce said.

"You want to broadcast. You’re saying that right now, you want to broadcast," Jason Kelce replied.

Travis Kelce affirmed his plans, and Jason Kelce then asked him what he exactly wanted to do. Travis Kelce then mimicked the cadence of an old-timey, 1930s-style radio announcer.

"I want to be right here and tell them about the game, the old ball coach, ladies and gentlemen," he said. "I want to do that. I want to be the talking head that calls the games."

Jason Kelce is already on that path since retiring from the Philadelphia Eagles after this past season. He will be an analyst on "Monday Night Countdown," ESPN's pregame show ahead of "Monday Night Football" this fall.

In addition to being a co-host of the popular "New Heights," Travis Kelce has also dipped a toe into broadcasting in other areas. He hosted "Saturday Night Live" in 2023 and is set to host the game show "Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?" on Prime Video.

He's also taking a stab at acting with an appearance in creator Ryan Murphy's upcoming FX horror series "Grotesquerie."

Travis Kelce is also trying out the restaurant business. It was announced in March that he's opening a Kansas City steakhouse called 1587 Prime with superstar teammate Patrick Mahomes, according to a press release from global hospitality group Noble 33.

In the middle of all that, he can be found jetting off to see girlfriend Taylor Swift at one of her international concerts on her "Eras Tour."

However, he's not ready to give up football for the two-time defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs. He told reporters on June 11 that he has no set timeline for retirement.

"I’m still a little kid when I come into this building,” Travis Kelce said, according to NBC affiliate KSHB. “I know I’m 34 years old, about to be 35, but I have a love to do this right here. In the middle of the heat in June. I love coming to work every single day and doing this, so I’m gonna do it until the wheels fall off.”

He's just trying to branch out to see what he will enjoy most when football does come to an end.

“So kinda dipping your toes in the water and seeing what you like in different areas, in different career fields," he said.

Travis Kelce is in the midst of a career that puts him among the greatest tight ends in NFL history, and hasn't shown signs of slowing down. He had a team-high 9 catches for 93 yards in the Chiefs' 25-22 Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers in February, so retirement is still more on the horizon than right in front of him.

“I really can’t put a time frame on it,” Travis Kelce said. “I love coming to work every single day.”

This article was originally published on TODAY.com

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