Eagles C Jason Kelce meets Chiefs friendly as he faces his brother Travis in the Super Bowl
Brothers Jason and Travis Kelce each have a Super Bowl ring.
One of them will double its balance sheet in two weeks at the expense of the other.
Jason, a center for Philadelphia, made a block for the Eagles backfield as they topped the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship on Sunday, a victory that included four Philadelphia rushing touchdowns. Hours later, Travis caught seven passes for 78 yards and a touchdown as his Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cincinnati Bengals in an AFC Championship thriller. The two will now line up for opposing teams when the Eagles and Chiefs play in Super Bowl LVII. You will be them the first brothers to play against each other in a Super Bowl.
Jason’s message for Travis, Chiefs
Jason had a message on Twitter for his brother and the Chiefs shortly after the Kansas City win.
He made good on his pregame promise after telling reporters before the AFC championship game that he would pull for the Chiefs on Sunday night.
“I have a Kansas City sweatshirt that I’m going to wear for the next three hours and for the rest of the year,” Jason said after the Eagles’ win. “Win or lose, I’ll be a Chiefs fan in three hours.”
He also noted how “special” it would be to face Travis and former Eagles head coach Andy Reid, who now leads the Chiefs.
“For the people on board where the NFL is being written, it’s pretty good evidence,” Kelce joked. “It’s been a fun year for Trav and I on many levels. It will be really special to obviously play against him and against Andy Reid and a lot of other familiar faces.”
Meanwhile, Travis was busy spinning his trash talk on the Cincinnati Bengals. But he will surely have a message for Jason in the coming weeks before the game. The Kelce brothers aren’t just key players for championship teams. They are also two of the most colorful and outspoken players in football. This should be fun.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (left) and his brother Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (right) exchange jerseys after their NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri . The Chiefs won 27-20. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
As mentioned before, the Kelces will not be small players in the Super Bowl. Jason is a six-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowler. He was a key figure for Philadelphia’s 2017 Super Bowl-winning team, which boasted one of the best offensive lines in NFL history. He’s an All-Pro again for another dominant unit this season.
Travis is a seven-time All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowler. That season he had a career-high 110 receptions for 1,338 yards and 12 touchdowns. Perhaps the best tight end in football, he is undoubtedly one of the best of all time.
While one will be the first to beat his brother on the field in a Super Bowl, they won’t be the first brothers to face each other in some form of the big game. John Harbaugh coached the Baltimore Ravens after his brother Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.