UPDATE: 1/7/24, 3 p.m. ET — Travis Kelce won’t play in Sunday’s sport, the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs introduced through X two hours earlier than kickoff. “TE Travis Kelce has been dominated OUT for in the present day’s sport towards the Chargers (Teaching Resolution),” the put up learn.
Travis Kelce revealed whether or not or not he plans to play within the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ final NFL sport of the 2023-2024 common season.
“I do know Coach [Andy] Reid is gonna do what’s finest for the time and proper now I’m not fairly positive precisely the way it’s gonna play out [and] if guys are gonna sit [on the bench], what guys are gonna get elevated,” Kelce, 34, stated throughout the Friday, January 5, episode of his“New Heights” podcast. “It’s actually going rely upon who’s in your roster and what number of guys you possibly can deactivate and nonetheless put collectively an excellent workforce and have a full squad able to go.”
The Chiefs are touring to L.A. for a Sunday, January 7, away sport towards the Los Angeles Chargers. The Week 18 sport is the ultimate one for each groups within the common NFL season. To accommodate future playoff schedules and a possible Tremendous Bowl look, coaches could bench sure beginning gamers this week. Kelce, a decent finish for the Chiefs since 2013, is at the moment on the beginning lineup of offensive linemen.
“Veteran groups [and] older gamers in squads, I believe then it is sensible to relaxation them, get their legs again as a result of older gamers, the top of the season impacts them extra,” Travis’ brother, Jason Kelce, defined on Friday. “[And] the way you’re getting into the playoffs, like for us [on the Philadelphia Eagles], we have now not entered the playoffs with any kind of momentum. I believe it could be good to go on the market and attempt to construct one thing on this final sport and enter the postseason with some positivity.”
Jason, 36, added, “I don’t assume it’s a minimize clarification of relaxation or play. I believe lots of it is determined by the context of the way you’re getting into the playoffs, the place your workforce’s at, how beat up they’re [and] all that stuff components into it.”
The Chiefs, for his or her half, are heading into Sunday’s sport on the high of their convention. After their New Yr’s Eve win towards the Cincinnati Bengals, they got here out on high of AFC West. The Missouri-based workforce has had an total profitable season following their Tremendous Bowl LVII victory, their second in three years. (Travis and the Chiefs narrowly beat Jason and the Eagles on the championship in February 2023.)
They’ve additionally had a VIP fan within the stands at a lot of their video games: Travis’ girlfriend, Taylor Swift.
“If you say a relationship is public, which means I’m going to see him do what he loves, we’re exhibiting up for one another, different persons are there and we don’t care,” Swift, 34, gushed to TIME in a December 2023 profile. “The other of that’s you must go to an excessive quantity of effort to ensure nobody is aware of that you simply’re seeing somebody. And we’re simply pleased with one another.”
Travis and Swift have been courting since summer time 2023 and he or she attended her first Chiefs sport the next September. It’s unlikely, nonetheless, that Swift will attend Sunday’s sport because it overlaps with the 81st annual Golden Globes, the place she obtained a nomination for her Eras Tour documentary.