EXCLUSIVE; Why Travis Kelce’s off-field work could be ‘shut down’ by Chiefs after NFL star lands new TV roles.

The Kansas City Chiefs are monitoring Travis Kelce’s off-field commitments and could shut them down if the tight end’s performances begin to suffer, Mail Sport understands.

Kelce has helped Kansas City to successive Super Bowl victories and he recently signed a two-year extension to become the NFL’s top-paid tight end.

The 34-year-old is also taking steps into television – Kelce was recently named the host of ‘Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?’ and then on Tuesday it emerged that he had landed his first acting role, too.

Kelce has joined the star cast for Grotesquerie, as Deadline first reported. The Chiefs are understood to be happy with Kelce’s work away from football and are willing to give him a ‘long leash’ – especially given the circus surrounding his relationship with Taylor Swift.

But a source told Mail Sport: ‘If it affects his play on the field, they will make sure to shut that down immediately.’.

The source said: ‘The Chiefs organization is still riding high from their Super Bowl victory and are very happy with Travis, that’s why they recently gave him a new contract, but they are monitoring his outside commitments.

‘It’s fine to do commercials, TV Shows, and all of that, but if it affects his play on the field, they will make sure to shut that down immediately.

‘They are giving him a long leash, especially this past season with all the coverage that came from Taylor being at games.