Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce experienced a poignant on-field encounter with his brother, Travis Kelce, following the Eagles’ hard-fought victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in a Super Bowl rematch.
The Eagles secured a 21-17 win in a game filled with suspense, marked by a crucial dropped touchdown pass by Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the fourth quarter.
Despite the potential for lingering bitterness from the Eagles’ previous Super Bowl loss, there was no personal animosity between Eagles center Jason Kelce and his brother, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
The two siblings shared a touching moment on the field after the intense matchup.
Before the game, Jason Kelce expressed that he didn’t need the allure of a Super Bowl rematch to fuel his motivation.
He highlighted a more compelling factor, revealing that he had never defeated his brother Travis Kelce and former coach Andy Reid in his career, as reported by ESPN.
“I’m motivated to win the game. I don’t need the Super Bowl to motivate me to beat my brother or Andy Reid. I’ve never beaten them in my career. I’m more motivated maybe by that. I don’t buy into Super Bowl revenge games.
Each season is different. This team is not the same; that team is not the same. Nothing that happens on Monday night is going to at all change or make anything different about what happened last year,” Kelce stated.
In a lighthearted pre-game banter, the seasoned Eagles center teased his brother, emphasizing the personal significance of the upcoming matchup.
Despite the familiarity and personal attachment to the game, Kelce stressed the importance of maintaining focus on the team’s objectives.
“I’ve beat him enough in his life that I think I will still be happy. I’ve got a lot of them. It would be nice to get a win under the Eagles’ belt.
As with every week, even though there’s a lot of familiarity, there’s a lot of personal attachment to this game on my side, you’re really focused on what we need to do. I think if you look at that outside noise you’re really doing yourself and your teammates a disservice.”
With a record of 9-1, the Eagles are set to host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, continuing their impressive season.