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The truth may still come out about Travis Kelce-Andy Reid blowup



Travis Kelce knows there’s a way where the true exchange between the star tight end and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid from Super Bowl 2024 surfaces — even if they keep cracking jokes about the dustup and pretend as if it was no big deal.

But Kelce will let any possible clips from his microphone dictate whether or not that scenario materializes.

“You guys saw that?” Kelce said, according to the Associated Press. “I’m going to keep it between us unless my mic’d up tells the world. I was just telling him how much I loved him.”

Kelce’s frustration appeared to boil over during the second quarter of the Chiefs’ eventual 25-22 win in overtime, when he yelled in Reid’s face on the sideline and even made contact with the head coach.

Running back Isiah Pacheco had just fumbled possession back to the 49ers one snap after quarterback Patrick Mahomes connected with wide receiver Mecole Hardman on a 52-yard completion, which gave the Chiefs a first-and-goal.

Kelce, according to the broadcast, wasn’t on the field for the snap when Pacheco fumbled.

Travis Kelce yelled in Andy Reid’s face during the second quarter of Super Bowl 2024. Getty Images

“He caught me off balance,” Reid told reporters, according to ESPN. “I wasn’t watching. He was really coming over [and saying], ‘Just put me in, I’ll score. I’ll score.’ So, that’s really what it was. I love that. It’s not the first time. I appreciate him. The part I love is he loves to play the game and he wants to help his team win. It’s not a selfish thing. That’s not what it is. I understand that.

“As much as he bumps into me, I get after him and we understand that. He just caught me off balance.”

After their exchange, Kelce hugged Reid and the coach patted him on the back, according to The Athletic.


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While both were scarce with details, NFL Films will have mic’d up coverage coming from the game that will emerge this week and that sideline interaction would be a prime candidate to be highlighted if the league wants.

Despite just one catch for one yard in the first half, Kelce finished with nine receptions for 93 yards.

The most important of those receptions was a 22-yard catch on Kansas City’s final drive of regulation, a third-and-seven play that brought the ball down to San Francisco’s 11-yard line and set up Harrison Butker’s game-tying 29-yard field goal.

The Chiefs then won in overtime when Mahomes found Hardman in the end zone.

Kelce nearly scored on the play prior to Hardman’s touchdown, as he took a pass from Mahomes to the 49ers’ 3-yard line before getting tackled.

Instead, the Chiefs waited one more snap to clinch their second consecutive Super Bowl title and third in five years, and this time, Taylor Swift — Kelce’s girlfriend — was at the center of their celebration.

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift kiss on the field following the Chiefs’ Super Bowl 2024 victory. AP

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She flew in from Tokyo over the weekend following four “Eras Tour” shows in Japan to attend her 13th Chiefs game of the season, with her family and Kelce’s family — as well as Ice Spice and Blake Lively, among others — sharing a suite that Kelce reportedly paid for.

Kelce and Swift also danced to a remix of her song “Love Story” at a party afterward, too, according to a video posted to X.

His lapse on the sidelines was one of the only negatives to emerge from a week filled with plenty of time in the spotlight, as his relationship with Swift — one of the league’s most popular storylines from the 2023 season — descended on Las Vegas and Allegiant Stadium.

Travis Kelce compiled nine catches for 93 yards during the
Chiefs’ Super Bowl 2024 victory. Reuters

Maybe the comments will be revealed.

Or maybe the love and balance jokes from Kelce and Reid, respectively, will last forever.

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