Kansas City Chiefs emerged victorious in the Super Bowl on Sunday after a tense battle with the San Francisco 49ers. However, things were not looking good early on for the Chiefs as their offense was stuck in neutral against the 49ers.
Travis Kelce, one of the most dangerous red-zone weapons in football history, was particularly frustrated with the team’s slow start. During a scoreless second quarter for the Chiefs, Kelce grabbed head coach Andy Reid on the sideline and screamed at him. He was upset that he wasn’t in the game during a pivotal red-zone play early in the second quarter.
Despite having driven to the 49ers’ 9-yard line on a 52-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes to Mecole Hardman, Kelce wasn’t included in the play. Instead, tight end Noah Gray was on the field to block. The Chiefs attempted a run play for Isaiah Pacheco, but he fumbled the ball, resulting in a turnover. This squandered what would have been Kansas City’s best chance to score at that point.
Kelce is known for being one of Mahomes’ favorite targets through their previous two Super Bowl wins. At that moment in Sunday’s game, he hadn’t logged a catch yet. Frustration mounted as mistakes from both sides saw points at a premium. This led to rare discord on the Chiefs’ sideline as Kelce targeted his head coach.
However, despite this setback, fortunately for the Chiefs, they rallied to tie the game at 19-19 late in regulation time and forced overtime. In overtime, Mahomes led a walk-off touchdown drive capped by a pass to Mecole Hardman that secured Kansas City’s third Super Bowl victory in five seasons. Kelce finished with nine catches for 93 yards and had an important first down conversion in red zone that set up winning touchdown.
Afterward, Kelce was much happier and expressed his remorse towards Reid saying “He came over and gave me a hug and said sorry about it.” Reid also revealed that there were no hard feelings between them adding “He just wants to be on