The Kansas City Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII 38-35 over Jason Kelce and the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. His younger brother Travis won the “Kelce Bowl.” Even though his concession had a familiar competitive fire to it, big brother Jason was gracious in defeat.
I was a little emotional when I saw my parents. Trav I wasn’t too emotional about. I just said, “F— you, congratulations.” “It was a great two weeks for our family. I’m really happy for Trav, the Chiefs. There are a lot of people in Kansas City who inspire me and are a big reason why I’m even here, including head coach Andy Reid. I’m frustrated that we didn’t win, but I’m happy for those guys.”
As a way to navigate the tricky situation of her two sons playing each other on the biggest stage of all time, mother Donna Kelce said before the game that she’d root for both offenses (Travis Kelce is a tight end for the Chiefs and Jason Kelce is a center for the Eagles). In that regard, it worked out well, as the Chiefs and Eagles scored 73 points, the third most in Super Bowl history.
Aside from Travis Kelce’s 6 catches for 81 yards and a touchdown, Jason Kelce’s Eagles racked up 417 yards on offense. Travis Kelce’s bragging rights from the win were quickly put on hold.
The feeling of defeating one’s brother on the biggest stage is a strange feeling, he said. “You joke around all the time and say you want to beat your brother on it, but it’s a weird feeling,” he said. Those Eagles had great leadership and great coaches, and it all came down to the end. I can’t say anything else to him than I love him, and he played an incredible year.”
After the game, both brothers were asked about their futures. Jason Kelce, 35, said he would evaluate whether he can contribute at a high level and commit to another season before making a decision.
“I feel like this was the happiest year of my life — both off the field, on the field,” he said. “To see my family be in all its glory and get all its flowers, my mom be the center of attention on the JumboTron before the game on the biggest stage and being able to get closer with my brother throughout the season and to meet him at the mountain top, it’s the best feeling in the world. I don’t know how many more I got left, but I’ll cherish this one forever.”