Travis Kelce Talks Patrick Mahomes Connection and Chiefs’ Key Matchups

Kelce discusses his unique bond with his QB and previews the Chiefs’ games this season.

Matthew Fanizza
May 12, 2023

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Travis Kelce, the Pro Bowl tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, recently appeared on The SiriusXM Blitz on SiriusXM NFL Radio with hosts Bruce Murray and Alex Smith. During the interview, Kelce discussed his impressive connection with quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

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Kelce praised Mahomes’ ability to improvise and extend plays when the initial play breaks down, specifically, “his ability to get out of the pocket, still be able to throw it anywhere on the field, as far as he needs to throw it, as short as he needs to throw it, and just being able to get it in somebody’s hand.” Kelce also talked about how exciting it is when the initial play breaks down because it allows for more opportunities to make something happen.

Kelce and Mahomes’ connection is no accident. Kelce emphasized the importance of practicing at full speed during the offseason and training camp to build the instincts necessary for in-game decisions. This practice has paid off, as the duo has developed a unique and successful connection both in rhythm and off-rhythm.

Moving on to the Chiefs’ upcoming season, the NFL released the regular-season schedule, which includes six prime-time games for Kansas City. The defending Super Bowl champions will kick off the season on Sept. 7 with a game against the Detroit Lions at Arrowhead Stadium in the traditional Thursday prime-time opener.

One of the highlights of the schedule is a Monday night rematch of the Chiefs’ Super Bowl LVII win against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11 at Arrowhead. Another key matchup will be a Week 17 rematch against the Cincinnati Bengals, who the Chiefs faced in the past two AFC Championship Games. The Bengals won in overtime in 2021, while the Chiefs won on a late field goal last season.

Travis Kelce gave fans a glimpse into the dynamic relationship between him and Mahomes, as well as what to expect from the Chiefs this season. With their unparalleled connection and the team’s high-stakes matchups, it’s sure to be an exciting season for Kansas City football.