Jamiesfeast – Kansas City head coach Andy Reid is on the cusp of securing his third Super Bowl ring. The Chiefs emerged victorious in the AFC Championship Game, triumphing over Baltimore with a 17-10 score.
Travis Kelce, the tight end, played a crucial role in securing the victory by catching 11 passes for 116 yards and scoring a touchdown. After the game, Reid praised the 34-year-old’s remarkable intensity during the postseason.
“Travis is always filled with energy, but during playoffs, his enthusiasm reaches new heights,” Reid remarked during the postgame press conference. “I never have any concerns about his readiness; he’s always primed and ready to go, and he brings an incredible level of passion to the team.”
Kelce’s decision to sit out of the Kansas City Chiefs’ last game of the season against the Los Angeles Chargers on January 7th meant that he missed out on the opportunity to achieve an impressive eighth consecutive 1,000-yard season.
According to Reid, the decision to give Kelce a week off in Week 18 has proven to be the right move. Reid stated that this break helped Kelce perform at his best during the playoffs this year.
According to Reid, the week off proved beneficial for him. “It allowed him to rest and recover before getting back into the game,” Reid stated.
Kelce’s worst statistical season since 2015 was capped off by missing the final game. Throughout the season, his production generally declined, and the Chiefs ended with their worst record since 2017.
During that week off, the star tight end also prepared for a typical playoff run. Kelce has been exceptional in the playoffs this season, accumulating 262 yards and three touchdowns. With one game remaining, he now has the opportunity to have the most successful postseason of his career.
In the Super Bowl, Kelce has the opportunity to reach his single-postseason career high of 363 receiving yards, which he accomplished in 2020. To achieve this, he would need 98 more yards. Additionally, if he scores one touchdown, he will equal his career-high of four touchdowns in the postseason, a feat he accomplished in both 2019 and 2022.
Kelce had a truly remarkable day, making history in the second quarter by surpassing Jerry Rice for the most postseason catches of all time. Following the game, he celebrated this incredible achievement with a heartfelt kiss from Taylor Swift and an emotional embrace with his brother, Jason.