Kansas City Chiefs’ standout tight end, Travis Kelce, didn’t hold back when addressing a contentious incident that unfolded during Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders.
The altercation, where Kelce intervened to prevent a Raiders player from attempting to wrestle the ball away after the play had concluded, became a focal point of discussion on the New Heights podcast presented by Wave Sports + Entertainment, featuring Travis and his brother, Jason Kelce.
During the podcast, Travis Kelce expressed his perspective on the incident, stating, “You know, I think when you tackle a guy, you shouldn’t try to rip the ball out when the guy is on the ground. The play is over. Why are we doing that?”
Jason Kelce chimed in, emphasizing his appreciation for players protecting their teammates.
He even went as far as saying he would willingly accept a 15-yard penalty for such actions.
Travis Kelce, however, cautioned about the need to be mindful of the situation, adding, “Not all day, you gotta be smart about it. Wrong time.”
The Kelce brothers acknowledged that such incidents are not exclusive to defensive players, having observed similar behavior from both offensive and defensive sides.
They refrained from placing blame solely on defensive players for the episode that transpired in the Chiefs vs Raiders game.
In the end, the Chiefs secured a 31-17 victory against the Raiders, advancing to an 8-3 record for the season.
With upcoming matches against the Green Bay Packers on the road and the Buffalo Bills at home, the Chiefs are poised for an exciting run as they strive to secure the coveted No. 1 seed in the AFC.