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Travis Kelce Says ‘Thank God’ He’s Playing With Patrick Mahomes, Credits Las Vegas’ Super Bowl Win To Chiefs QB

REFLECTING on Super Bowl LVIII, Travis Kelce has heaped praise on quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end reflected on their 25-22 overtime win against the San Francisco 49ers during a recent podcast interview.

Travis Kelce credited Kansas City Chiefs teammate Patrick Mahomes for their latest Super Bowl victory during the Bussin’ With The Boys podcastCredit: Youtube/Bussin’ With The Boys
Kelce credited Mahomes with making a difference during Super Bowl LVIII in Las VegasCredit: Getty

Speaking to former NFL stars Will Compton and Taylor Lewan on Bussin’ With The Boys, Kelce admitted that they entered the game as underdogs.

“They were the favorites because of how damn good they are,” he said.

Nine members of the 2023 49ers reached the Pro Bowl – one of which was tight end, and close friend of Kelce, George Kittle.

But in the end, it wasn’t enough as two-time NFL MVP Mahomes led the Chiefs down the field in overtime to capture their second consecutive title.

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“Thank God I’m playing with Patty Mahomes, man,” Kelce said.

“I’m telling you, he was the difference late in the game.

“He just put it all together, man, and it’s so fun to play with him because he can just take over a game at the end when you know your team needs it most.”

Mahomes finished the game having thrown for 333 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

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He also added another 66 yards to the ground.

For Kelce, however, the win was a double whammy since he had played against Kittle.

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The same could be said of their previous Super Bowl win against the Philadelphia Eagles, dubbed “The Kelce Bowl,” which pitted him against his brother Jason.

He explained that while the desire to lift the Lombardi Trophy is prevalent in these types of matches, there is also a nagging desire to see those close to him succeed as well.

“I wish he had more opportunities to play,” Kelce admitted of Kittle.

He added that he believes head coach Kyle Shannahan’s 49ers offense “runs best when it goes through 85 (Kittle).”

But Kelce’s praise wasn’t just reserved for Mahomes, he also showed his head coach Andy Reid some love, describing “Big Red” as “absolutely the best.”

Kelce also elaborated on his high-profile love life.

The 34-year-old is currently in a relationship with pop sensation Taylor Swift, with the happy couple going public in September 2023.

‘Personnel life that is often talked about’

Travis Kelce was asked about his relationship with Taylor Swift during an interview with Good Morning America.

But the Kansas City Chiefs tight end gave a cagey answer.

“When you have good family and friends around you, that aspect of life becomes a lot easier,” Kelce told GMA.

“I have always been a very down-to-earth man. It may not come across that way when I am playing football.

But off the field I just want to be a sincere person. I try not to get too far.

“Because you never know what opportunities are going to present themselves.”

He explained that they “want to keep things private, but at the same time I’m not hiding anything here.”

“That’s my girl, that’s my lady, I’m proud of that.”

Kelce made the most of the rest of his off-season and recently traveled to London to see Swift in action during three sold-out concerts at Wembley Stadium.

There he was joined by Jason, his wife Kylie and a host of other high-profile celebrities.

During the third show, Kelce even made a surprise appearance on stage. He carried Swift to a large heart-shaped box and then helped her wake up.

After he helped apply her makeup, she continued with her set and secretly blew him a kiss as she walked away.

Kelce will return to action for the Chiefs when training camp begins on July 20.

Kelce also admitted that the win was bittersweet as it meant denying his friend and San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle a titleSource: Youtube/Bussin’ With The Boys
Kelce also opened up about his relationship with pop star Taylor SwiftCredit: Getty