Raiders news: Could Travis Kelce’s pay rise help Darren Waller?

An NFL star got a raise in a very under-market deal on Wednesday. Will the Las Vegas Raiders follow suit and then deal with their own underpaid star tight end?

Their AFC West rivals, the Kansas City Chiefs, adjusted Travis Kelce’s contract to give him an immediate raise for this season. The money was transferred from the end of the contract, according to NFL Media.

It would make sense for the Raiders to do something similar soon to deal with star tight end Darren Waller. They can make him happy once in a while and then work on a new contract next year. It would be a great reward for Waller, who said all the right things and didn’t miss a day of work despite being grossly underpaid.

Waller acknowledged his contract situation, but he also repeatedly said he was in Las Vegas to help his teammates win. He could have taken a different approach considering he’s seen Las Vegas doling out great offers to Chandler Jones, Davante Adams, Maxx Crosby, Derek Carr and Hunter Renfrow this offseason.

Waller is on the third of a four-year, $29.8 million contract. Kelce is under contract until 2025, but that was the last year with guaranteed money.

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