LAS VEGAS- A frustrated Travis Kelce shoved his coach Andy Reid on the sideline, making the 65-year-old Kansas City Chiefs quarterback take a few steps back after teammate Isiah Pacheco fumbled a ball inside the red zone during the second quarter of the game. superbowl on Sunday.
Kelce, with his girlfriend Taylor Swift watching from a box, ran over to Reid and yelled at him after the fumble. CBS reported that Kelce was upset about not being on the field for the play and yelled at Reid to keep him in the game.
The Chiefs only generated 16 yards on their first two offensive possessions and were trailing the San Francisco 49ers 3-0 when Patrick Mahomes connected with Mecole Hardman on an electrifying play.
Mahomes moved to his right, threw a deep pass across his body, spiraling perfectly into double coverage to Hardman for a 52-yard gain that left the Chiefs at the Niners’ nine-yard line. But Deommodore Lenoir forced Pacheco’s fumble on the next play and Javon Hargrave recovered it for San Francisco.
The Chiefs won the game 25-22 in overtime.
In a press conference after the game, Reid downplayed the episode.
“It threw me off balance because I didn’t see it (laughs). He told me to put it in and he was going to score. I love him. “He keeps me young,” Reid said in a press conference after he won his third Super Bowl title.
He then avoided speaking further about the altercation.
Kelce, for his part, commented to NFL Primetime that “I’m going to keep it between us. “I just told him how much I love him.”
1 / 10 | Photos: The Chiefs consolidate their dynasty in the NFL after winning their third Super Bowl in five years. Travis Kelce hugs his partner, the most popular artist in the world Taylor Swift. -John Locher