In a surprising revelation, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has shed light on his unconventional approach to executing plays designed by Coach Andy Reid.
Known for his exceptional ability to find open spaces in the defense, Kelce confessed that he occasionally deviates from the prescribed routes to secure success on crucial plays.
Even though Kelce’s former quarterback, Alex Smith, had previously hinted at the tight end’s tendency to stray from assigned routes, Kelce’s effectiveness in getting open remained undeniable.
Discussing his approach on the New Heights podcast, presented by Wave Sports & Entertainment, Kelce acknowledged, “I think it’s more convenient when you do something to get open than to maybe run a line that’s on the paper that will get recognized.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not always running my own route. Even this past game, I should do what I should be doing, and that’s running Andy Reid’s offense.
Because I can get into a mode where I try to do too much, thinking that I’ve got to be Superman and help Pat out.
In reality, Andy Reid’s offense is one of the best offenses ever known to man. It works pretty darn good. Those lines on the paper work pretty good.”
Despite occasional deviations, Kelce’s career has undeniably been a testament to success.
While Coach Reid may not always endorse the unorthodox approach, Kelce has solidified his position as one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history and remains the primary weapon for quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Currently boasting 64 receptions for 641 yards on the 7-3 Chiefs, Kelce appears poised for yet another 1,000-yard, playoff-worthy season.