Travis Kelce consistently shows respect for his senior counterparts.
During the Kansas City Chiefs-New York Jets game last Sunday, a lineup of stars, including Aaron Rodgers, graced the event.
In the most recent installment of “New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce Presented by Wave Sports + Entertainment,” Travis shared details about his conversation with the injured Jets quarterback before the game.
“I just wanted to go up to him — I didn’t shoot him a text or anything like that — I just wanted to go up to him to tell him how excited everybody was and how bummed out we were that he got banged up and needed to get surgery,” Kelce, 33, said. “Watching Hard Knocks, it was electric to see what Aaron Rodgers was going to do with that team. And not to say that they’re not gonna be great because he’s not there, but I think that having Aaron there was gonna be that much more entertaining for the fans of the game like I am.”
The Chiefs tight end added, “But you just hate to see the great ones go down with injury, that’s for sure. I just went up to him and told him we were all hurting for him and hopefully he gets healthy quick.”
Travis further mentioned that he wouldn’t be taken aback if Rodgers made a quicker comeback than expected.
“I think he’s fully on board with getting back,” Travis shared. “If they [the Jets] can find a way to make the playoffs, I’m pretty sure he’s fully on board with getting back by then.”
Curiously, less than 48 hours later, Rodgers playfully dubbed Travis Kelce as “Mr. Pfizer” in reference to his recent commercials promoting the latest COVID vaccine.
It appears that the respect is perhaps unidirectional in this instance.