Travis Kelce and Andy Reid may have helped the Kansas City Chiefs win another Super Bowl — but it hasn’t all been plain sailing between the tight end and head coach.
There was a very intense moment during Super Bowl LVIII where everything seemed to be falling apart for the Chiefs in Las Vegas.
An enraged Kelce confronted Reid and nearly knocked the veteran coach over on the sidelines of Allegiant Stadium for the world to see.
When Kansas City fell behind 10-0 to the San Francisco 49ers late in the first half, it appeared that a season of internal and external pressure was finally getting the best of the Chiefs.
But just like in the 2023 regular season, when Kansas City turned a frustrating 9-6 record into huge playoff wins and a trip to the Super Bowl, Kelce and his team pulled together to defeat the 49ers and proudly celebrate as a united team.
Praising Reid after the thrilling victory, Kelce said: “This guy is the greatest coach this game has ever seen.
“Amazing not only at calling up plays and getting everyone ready, but he’s one of the best male leaders I’ve ever seen in my life.
“He helped me a lot in channeling that emotion and passion, and I owe my whole career to that guy, being able to control my emotion. I just love him.”
Reid took the high professional route when asked about his confrontation with Kelce, who was visibly annoyed at being knocked out of the game before an Isiah Pacheco fumble in the red zone.
Kelce screamed in Reid’s face on the sidelines and had to be carried away by a teammate before things got worse between the two.
“He caught me off balance,” Reid joked. “I have this fake hip and he knocked me off balance.”
As the highly respected Chiefs coach spoke, it was clear that Reid has a lot of respect for his star tight end – even when Kelce allowed his emotions to get the best of him during the Super Bowl.
“This guy makes me feel young,” Reid said. “He’s been with us longer than anyone. He’s a veteran.
“He caught me off guard and then I had to mind my own business with him.”
Kelce led all receivers with nine catches for 93 yards and a touchdown.
Reid won his third Super Bowl while coaching the Chiefs and is now the undisputed leader of an NFL dynasty in Kansas City.