Travis Kelce was clearly frustrated early in Sunday’s Super Bowl as the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense struggled to get things going. During the second quarter, the team had a red-zone opportunity, but they were unable to capitalize on it. Kelce let head coach Andy Reid know exactly how he felt after a failed play in the red zone.
Kelce grabbed Reid on the sideline and screamed in his face, expressing his disappointment 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 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.