Just after he and the Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVIII, Travis Kelce addressed the now viral spat he had on the field with head coach Andy Reid.
During a post-Super Bowl LVIII interview, reporters were asking about what happened on the field between him and Reid. “Oh, you guys saw that?” Kelce said. “I’m going to keep that between us unless my mic tells the world.”
Travis Kelce then downplayed the situation with Andy Reid by stating, “I was just telling him how much I love him.”
Travis Kelce also had nothing but praise for Andy Reid. “I got the greatest coach this game has ever seen,” he declared. “He’s unbelievable at not only dialing up plays and having everybody prepared, but he’s one of the best leaders of men I’ve ever seen in my life.”
Kelce then explained that Reid has helped him a lot with channeling emotion and passion. “I owe my entire career to that guy and being able to kind of control how emotional I get,” he continued. “I just love him, man.”
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who was sitting by Kelce, then said, “That moment right there, that speaks to the team that we are. Everybody loves it. Everybody loves the game, loves to compete and Coach Reid wants to compete.”
Andy Reid Shares His Thoughts About the On-the-Field Spat With Travis Kelce
Along with Travis Kelce, Andy Reid spoke about the incident by stating that Kelce keeps him young. “He tested that hip out,” Reid said during CBS’ post-game show. “He caught me off balance – normally, I’d give him a little bit, but I didn’t have any feet under me.”
The Chiefs head coach later said that he stumbled during the spat because Kelce caught him off balance. He pointed out that the frustration shows the tight end’s focus on winning.
“The part I love is that he loves to play the game and he wants to help his team win,” Reid explained. “It’s not a selfish thing, that’s not what it is, and I understand that. So as much as he bumps into me, I get after him and we understand that.”
Reid went on to describe his players as being passionate. “I love that, even if they chest bump me to the other side of the 50. I appreciate it. I just love that the guy wants to play and wants to be in there playing.”
The spat occurred during the second quarter of Super Bowl LVIII. Just after Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco lost a fumble, Kelce was seen bumping into Reid and screaming in his face on the side lines. Running back Jerick McKinnon pulled Kelce away.