Winning cures all.
There’s no lingering tension between Travis Kelce and Andy Reid following the Kansas City Chiefs’ thrilling 25-22 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 58 at Allegiant Stadium.
Kelce addressed the sideline exchange with Reid during the game, revealing to ESPN, “Imma keep it between us unless my mic’d up tells the world. I was just telling him how much I love him.”
Reid also chimed in on the incident during the CBS broadcast, jokingly remarking, “He keeps me young… He tested that hip out. He caught me off balance. Normally I’d give him a little bit, but I didn’t have any feet under me.”
During the second quarter, CBS cameras captured Kelce confronting Reid after being taken off the field before Isiah Pacheco’s red zone fumble. While it may have stemmed from frustration, given the Chiefs’ offensive struggles and Kelce’s limited involvement at that point, it was quickly resolved.
Despite the initial tension, Kelce ended the game as a pivotal contributor, tallying nine catches for 93 yards, leading the team to victory.
Following the game, Kelce approached Reid and embraced him, as reported by The Athletic’s James Boyd and Amos Morale III, with Reid reciprocating the gesture with a pat on the back.
With Reid having coached Kelce throughout his entire 11-year career, their bond likely remains strong. Reid took the helm in Kansas City in 2013, coinciding with Kelce’s arrival as a third-round draft pick out of Cincinnati.
Now, as they bask in their third Super Bowl title in five seasons, any sideline tensions have faded into the background, overshadowed by the triumph of victory.