During the second quarter of Sunday’s Super Bowl, Travis Kelce let head coach Andy Reid know how frustrated he was with the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense. The team had just failed to capitalize on a red-zone opportunity, and Kelce made it clear that he was upset.
Kelce grabbed Reid on the sideline and screamed in his face, clearly upset that he wasn’t in the game during a pivotal moment. The Chiefs had made it to the 9-yard line thanks to a 52-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes to Mecole Hardman, but a fumble by Isaiah Pacheco resulted in a turnover, squandering their opportunity to score.
Kelce is known for being a dangerous weapon in the red zone and had been a favorite target of Mahomes in previous Super Bowl wins. However, at that point in Sunday’s game, he had not yet logged a catch, adding to his frustration.
The Chiefs’ mounting frustration and the rare discord on the sideline became apparent as mistakes from both sides made points hard to come by. Kelce’s outburst directed at Reid highlighted the team’s struggles and their disappointment in not being able to capitalize on scoring opportunities.