Travis Kelce isn’t in the honeymoon phase anymore

Travis Kelce Opens Up About the Chiefs’ Struggles on His Podcast

Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce, recently bared it all on his podcast, “New Heights,” with his brother and Philadelphia Eagles center, Jason Kelce. After a disappointing stretch of games, Kelce expressed his frustration, acknowledging that everyone, including himself, is contributing to the offense’s struggles.

In a candid moment, Kelce stated, “It’s not just one guy. It’s not just me playing like dogs**t. It’s not just us not being able to get the run game going. It’s not just us not being on the same page, passing-wise. Everybody’s in this f**king thing together. Everybody at some point isn’t being accountable.”

And Kelce is right. The Kansas City Chiefs offense has been plagued by mistakes across the board. They lead the league with 34 dropped passes, are tied for a league-high 56 offensive penalties, and rank sixth in offensive turnovers.

Furthermore, Chiefs receivers are having one of their worst seasons during the Patrick Mahomes era. Several players have struggled, with low yards per target averages. The offensive line has also been a source of concern, with right tackle Jawaan Taylor leading all individual players in penalties against.

Even Mahomes, the reigning MVP, is experiencing a down year. His passing yards per game, touchdown rate, and success rate are all on pace for career lows. He has thrown a career-high 14 interceptions and is nearing a new career-high in sacks.

Kelce himself has shown signs of decline. While still considered the Chiefs’ best offensive weapon, he is averaging a career-worst 10.8 yards per reception and has a low yards after catch per reception. He has transitioned from being an unguardable pass-catching tight end to being in the top three to five tight ends in the league.

With their recent struggles, the Chiefs have already been eliminated from the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC playoff picture and have yet to clinch the AFC West. This season may prove to be the toughest road to the playoffs for Mahomes and head coach Andy Reid.

Kelce’s honesty and self-awareness highlight the challenges that the Chiefs are facing as a team. It serves as a reminder that success in the NFL requires collective effort and accountability. As the Chiefs strive to turn their season around, they will need every player to step up and perform at their best. Only then can they reclaim their status as one of the league’s top contenders.

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