Travis Kelce is “fired up” about the Super Bowl, owing in part to his brother Jason Kelce. As the Kansas City Chiefs tight end prepares for Sunday’s big game, he credits his big brother for his inspiration.
“He fired me up after that AFC championship game, telling me to go get it and that we’re the best in the game,” Travis, 34, told reporters in Las Vegas on Tuesday. “I only need his backing. “Seeing him at the game and getting excited is everything.”
After the Philadelphia Eagles’ playoffs run was cut short, Jason made sure to show up — and remove his shirt — during Travis’ divisional playoff game in Buffalo. One week later, the 36-year-old Eagles center was in Baltimore to cheer on the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game.
All of this varies from the Kelce brothers’ cumulative Super Bowl experience last year, when the Chiefs met Philadelphia and the brothers became the first siblings to play against each other in an NFL championship game.
“Last year was a special, special year for us,” Travis remarked Tuesday. “If you’ve seen my brother’s documentary Kelce, you’ll see a lot why, and because of how tight and how close we were I always wanted to be at the mountaintop with my brother and it was always, when I visualized it, it was always playing with him in the Super Bowl.”
He went on to say, “But playing against him, meeting him there was one of the most special moments of my life and I don’t know any moment will ever compare to being on top of the world, going against my brother like that.”
Regarding this year’s game, Travis is keeping everything in perspective while prioritizing family. “At the end of the day we’re both our biggest fans and it’s been that way since we were kids,” he added.