Brothers Jason and Travis Kelce each have a Super Bowl ring.
One of them will double its balance sheet in two weeks at the expense of the other.
Philadelphia center Jason blocked the Eagles’ backfield as they passed the San Francisco 49ers in Sunday’s NFC Championship, a win that included four rushing touchdowns in Philadelphia. Hours later, Travis caught seven passes for 78 yards and a touchdown as his Kansas City Chiefs edged out the Cincinnati Bengals in a thriller for the AFC Championship. The two will now line up for opposing teams when the Eagles and Chiefs play in Super Bowl LVII. They will be the first brothers to play against each other in a Super Bowl.
Message from Jason for Travis, Chiefs
Jason had a message on Twitter for his brother and the Chiefs in the moments after Kansas City won.
He kept his pre-game vow after telling reporters ahead of the AFC Championship game that he was shooting for the Chiefs on Sunday night.
“I have a Kansas City sweatshirt that I’m going to wear for the next three hours and then that’s it for the rest of the year,” Jason said after the Eagles win. “Win or lose, I’m done being a Chiefs fan in three hours.”
He also noted how “special” it would be to face Travis and former Eagles head coach Andy Reid, who now manages the Chiefs.
“For people on board with the NFL being scripted, that’s pretty good evidence,” Kelce joked. “It’s been a fun year for Trav and me on many levels. It would be really special to obviously play against him and Andy Reid and a lot of other familiar faces.
Travis, meanwhile, was busy targeting his trash talk at the Cincinnati Bengals. But he will surely have a message for Jason in the coming weeks before the game. Not only are the Kelce brothers key players for championship teams. They are also two of the most colorful and outspoken players in football. It should be fun.
As noted, the Kelces will not be Super Bowl buffs. Jason is a six-time All-Pro and a five-time Pro Bowler. He was a key part of Philadelphia’s 2017 Super Bowl-winning team that featured one of the best offensive lines in NFL history. He’s All-Pro again this season for another dominant unit.
Travis is a seven-time All-Pro and eight-time Pro Bowler. He caught a career-high 110 receptions for 1,338 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. He is arguably the best tight end in football and undoubtedly one of the best of all time.
While one will become the first to beat their brother on the court in a Super Bowl, they won’t be the first brothers to face off in any capacity at the big game. John Harbaugh coached the Baltimore Ravens past his brother Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.