Travis Kelce has lifted the lid on his post-game conversation with Bill Belichick, when the pair were seen speaking on the field following the Chiefs’ victory against the Patriots.
Cameras caught Belichick sharing a warm embrace with the Kansas City tight end at the end of the Chiefs’ 27-17 victory at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.
The precise details of their conversation were unclear but on Wednesday, during the latest episode of New Heights, Kelce discussed with his brother Jason what he told the six-time Super Bowl winning head coach – and why.
‘I just mentioned how much I respect him and how it’s always the biggest challenge I go up against in the National Football League, going up against one of his defenses,’ Kelce said.
‘I just wanted to make sure he heard that from my mouth, because it’s been a pleasure going up against him all these years.’
With the Patriots now 3-11 after defeat by the Chiefs, the future of 71-year-old Belichick as head coach beyond the end of this season is unclear.
‘I got asked after the game: did I feel it was going to be the last time or anything like that? And honestly I was just going up to him to pay respect,’ Kelce continued.
‘The 10 years I’ve been going up against him, how much I appreciate the challenge every single time – hats off to him for always being that great.’
The tight end reiterated comments he made after the game, when he suggested Belichick’s time at the top is not over.