The Kansas City Chiefs won their third Super Bowl in five years in thrilling fashion, beating the San Francisco 49ers in overtime, 25-22. The Chiefs are the first repeat NFL champions since the 2003-04 New England Patriots, and Patrick Mahomes is leading a legitimate dynasty.
Star tight end Travis Kelce had a great game, leading all receivers with 93 yards on nine catches. He became only the third player to lead three Super Bowl champions in receiving yards. The 34-year-old is one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history and a playoff legend. He ranks second in playoff receiving yards, first in playoff receptions and second in receiving touchdowns. He’s already accomplished a lot in his career, and with his brother Jason Kelce potentially moving away this offseason, could he do the same?
If his postgame speech was any indication, Kelce will not retire. He told Jim Nantz, with the Lombardi Trophy in hand, that Kansas City had a chance to go for the three-peat next year.
“I’ll see you next year,” Kelce said.
Kelce is now a three-time Super Bowl champion, seven-time All-Pro and nine-time Pro Bowler. While his streak of seven consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns ended last season, he stepped up his efforts in the postseason, surpassing 70 receiving yards in four straight postseason games and catching three touchdowns. Kelce is a legend, and he’s not done yet.