For the first time in NFL history, brothers will take the field to compete against each other in the Super Bowl. It’s the Kelce Bowl!
For the Philadelphia Eagles — Jason Kelce, and for the Kansas City Chiefs — Travis Kelce. Both Kelce’s are elite in their respective positions, playing on offense. So, while they won’t directly face off against each other, Jason and Travis will both looking for a win come February 12.
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THE KELCE BOWL
Jason Kelce, Center
A 12-year veteran with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jason Kelce has continuously been one of the top-ranked centers throughout the league.
In 2011, Kelce became the first rookie in franchise history to start all 16 games at center. And, since then he’s played 134 consecutive regular-season starts. During the 2017-2018 season, Kelce won his first Super Bowl with the Eagles, becoming the highest-rated offensive lineman by PFF.
Despite numerous rumors that Jason Kelce would retire, his clock wasn’t ready to stop ticking. This year he was named First-Team All-Pro for the fifth time, and was selected to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time.
Travis Kelce, Tight End
Also a lifer for his team, Travis Kelce has been with the Kansas City Chiefs for the past ten seasons. After coaching brother Jason, head coach Andy Reid drafted Travis.
Kelce didn’t see the field much until 2014, but became the Chiefs’ leading receiver with 862 yards that season. Throughout the next few years, he climbed up the NFL Top 100 Players rankings, becoming a Super Bowl champion the year following his brother. Travis became the first tight end in NFL history to record four consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards.
Though Travis saw a second Super Bowl appearance in 2020, Kansas City was touchdown-less losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This season, Kelce was named to his eighth Pro Bowl and fourth First-Team All-Pro.
MAMA KNOWS BEST
With similar resumes for two different teams, the Kelce brothers will meet next Sunday in Arizona. And, their biggest fan, their mom Donna, is excited to see them compete.
“I’m a true fan of football. This is going to be so awesome,” Donna Kelce stated. “They’ve already got their first win under their belts, so this is just going to be pure joy. We’re going to really enjoy this, have a great time. Obviously, there’s going to be somebody that’s going to go home heartbroken. They won’t have the bragging rights at the Thanksgiving table, but this is going to be an awesome event and I’m really looking forward to it.”
Mama Kelce warmed hearts across the league last year when she attended both of her son’s playoff games in one day. Watching Jason first, she flew to Tampa Bay for the Eagles game before flying to Kansas City to watch Travis and the Chiefs.
This year, she catches a travel break.
As for who to root for — she states, “Absolutely, the offense.”
The ultimate sibling bragging rights will be handed out on February 12. Kickoff is at 6:30 PM.