PARADISE, Nev. — The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have much offensive success to kick off their latest championship bid, mustering just one first down in a scoreless first quarter against the 49ers. San Francisco. And star tight end Travis Kelce felt the frustration, yelling at coach Andy Reid in a sideline tirade captured by broadcast cameras.
Kelce grabbed Reid and yelled at him before running back Jerick McKinnon pulled his teammate back to the sideline. The trade took place shortly after fellow Chiefs RB Isiah Pacheco lost a fumble deep in 49ers territory. Some fans online indicated that Kelce was not on the field for the game, which could have been the reason for his frustration.
That turnover, meanwhile, came shortly after Kelce was wide open on a passing play that saw quarterback Patrick Mahomes instead target wide receiver Mecole Hardman, who fumbled San Francisco safety Tashaun Gipson for a big gain.
This isn’t the first time Kelce has let his emotions run wild during the Chiefs’ offensive struggles. Earlier this year, during KC’s Christmas game against the Las Vegas Raiders, he went viral for throwing his helmet to the ground on the sidelines.