Kelce and the Chiefs lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in embarrassing fashion during last season’s Super Bowl. So, as they head into the 2021 campaign, the Chiefs hope to bounce back from that L and reach the mountaintop yet again.
Kelce’s recent comments heading into the new season, though, could ultimately turn into the NFL’s worst nightmare. Opposing teams should be getting nervous.
Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs were embarrassed in the Super Bowl
The Chiefs have taken the NFL by storm in recent years. They went to the AFC Championship Game in 2018 before winning the Super Bowl in 2019.
Because of this, many fans expected more dominance from Kansas City in 2020 — and the team didn’t disappoint.
Led by Kelce, Patrick Mahomes, and Tyreek Hill, the Chiefs went 14-2 and on a run through the AFC playoffs yet again, reaching a second consecutive Super Bowl. They were then the favorites to beat Tom Brady and the Buccaneers in the big game, but the Bucs shocked the world by upsetting the Chiefs. Tampa Bay won in dominating fashion, 31-9.
Now, Kelce and the Chiefs want to avenge that embarrassing loss.
Travis Kelce made strong comments about the upcoming season
Kelce recently appeared on NFL Total Access, and it seems the Chiefs’ Super Bowl loss is still fresh in his mind.
“That was pretty embarrassing, taking that last loss down there in Tampa, man,” Kelce said on the July 8 episode, per NFL.com. “If you’re not motivated after taking a shellacking like that, I don’t know what’s wrong with you. I want to go win one more than I ever wanted to get one in the first place and that’s everybody in that building, man.”
It sounds like everyone in KC is motivated to get back to the mountaintop in 2021.
However, Kelce is also impressed by the work of the Chiefs’ front office, as the roster is now reloaded and ready to go on another run
“That’s why I love Kansas City, we’ve got great guys, top to bottom,” he said, per NFL.com. “Front office, Clark Hunt, the head of it all, the owner of the Chiefs, he’s done a great job of getting the right people in the right place, even more so this year with the new additions that we have. It’s just exciting times and everybody’s motivated to just get better and go out here and try to win a Super Bowl, man.”
Kelce seems confident in his squad. Hearing that everyone “in that building” wants to win a Super Bowl now more than ever and that “everybody’s motivated,” though, should scare the rest of the NFL significantly.
His comments could turn into the NFL’s worst nightmare
At the start of this offseason, the Chiefs were already talented enough to run through the AFC again. Mahomes is the best quarterback in the NFL, Hill is one of the premier receivers in the league, and Kelce is the best tight end in football. But they have since improved their already dominant roster.
After seeing Mahomes run for his life in the Super Bowl, Kansas City traded for left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. The team also signed guard Joe Thuney and center Austin Blythe, while adding Jarran Reed on defense.
The fact an already talented roster that has been to three consecutive AFC Championship Games added even more talent this offseason should be terrifying enough for the rest of the NFL. Hearing that Kelce and the Chiefs want to win a Super Bowl now “more than” ever, though, should have every team shaking in its boots. Kansas City is going to be a dominant team with a chip on its shoulder. Who will want any part in playing them in the postseason?
Kelce and the Chiefs have already proven just how dangerous they are, but their offseason moves and added motivation could put them on a true revenge tour in 2021. So, to put it simply, there is only one two-word message the rest of the league needs to hear right now: Good luck.