On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs rallied to win the Super Bowl against the San Francisco 49ers. However, their offense was struggling early in the game. Travis Kelce, one of the most dangerous red-zone weapons in football history, was not happy about it. During a scoreless second quarter for the Chiefs, Kelce grabbed head coach Andy Reid on the sideline and screamed at him.
Kelce appeared to be upset that he wasn’t in the game on a pivotal red-zone play early in the second quarter. The Chiefs had driven to the 49ers’ 9-yard line on a 52-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes to Mecole Hardman. On the next play, Kelce wasn’t in the game. Tight end Noah Gray was instead on the field to block. The Chiefs dialed up a run play for Isaiah Pacheco, who fumbled the ball, resulting in a Chiefs turnover. With that, Kansas City’s best chance to score to that point was squandered.
Despite his frustration, Kelce is known for being one of Mahomes’ favorite targets through two previous Super Bowl wins. At that point in Sunday’s game, he hadn’t logged a catch yet due to mistakes from both sides leading points at a premium early Sunday and adding up to rare discord on the Chiefs’ sideline with Kelce targeting his head coach. Fortunately for them, this didn’t hurt their cause as they rallied to tie the game at 19-19 late in regulation and force overtime where Mahomes led a walk-off touchdown drive capped by a pass to Mecole Hardman securing Kansas City’s third Super Bowl victory in five seasons. Kelce finished with nine catches for 93 yards and included a first-down conversion in