Patrick Mahomes is a true teammate, and he thought Travis Kelce deserved some celebrating after the tight end’s record-breaking game.
Typically a large cooler of an iced beverage is dumped on the person that’s being celebrated. Yeah, most of the time it’s gallons of Gatorade on the head coach. This might seem like a form of punishment. However, it’s simply an act of happiness.
While Mahomes didn’t have a full cooler of water to dump on Kelce, he found what he could and celebrated accordingly. In this clip, Kelce is giving a postgame interview. Mahomes comes up behind the tight end and squeezes two cold bottles of cold water down Kelce’s neck, adding to the freezing Kansas City conditions.
The Checkdown’s caption reads, “Mahomes poured cold water on Kelce after the win.”
The Chiefs player is very audible in the video. Kelce yells, “Aaaaaaahhh! It’s so cold! Yeeeeee! Gotta love him baby. Gotta love him man.”
Travis Kelce Shows Up Sunday Night, Breaks Records
Travis Kelce continues to show up for the Kansas City Chiefs time and time again. The tight end did just that when the Chiefs were losing to the Denver Broncos.
Kelce kicked his game into high gear Sunday night during the primetime matchup and broke records doing it. Kelce is the first tight end in NFL history to have a fifth 1,000-yard season, ESPN reports.
The 31-year-old was tied with Tony Gonzalez, Rob Gronkowski, and Jason Witten at four, 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
When asked about his recent accomplishment, the Chief remained humble.
“It’s something cool to hang your hat on when the career is over, I would assume,” says Kelce. “Right now, I’m just focused on the task at hand. Gonna enjoy this one for a night with the family. Then, from there, just focus on Miami.”
Additionally, he caught a 19-yard pass from Mahomes in the second quarter of the game. This is the play that put him over 1,000 yards for the season. He then went onto finish the game with eight catches for 136 yards, plus he notched a touchdown.
This is number 87’s fifth consecutive season with at least 1,000 receiving yards.
“That’s quite an accomplishment. Nobody enjoys a game or works harder than Kelce, so it’s great to see this happen to him, and he loves playing the game,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said. “Those kind of guys, you love to coach, and we’re blessed to have a few of those that love the game. I’m proud of Kelce for the time and effort he puts in.”
Kelce’s Chief Deal
The Chiefs scooped up Kelce in the third round 2013 NFL Draft. He inked a four-year, $57.5 million contract extension with $28 million guaranteed before the season even started.
However, Coach Reid knows how important it is to have a good quarterback-tight end relationship.
“He and [Mahomes] have a great relationship, and that’s important to get these kind of things done,” Reid said. “Every QB needs a go-to guy, and ours is fortunate to have a couple, but [No.] 87 is a big one for him.”
Furthermore, the Chiefs clinched a sixth consecutive playoff spot after winning the Sunday night game. Next Sunday, Kansas City will take on the Miami Dolphins.