Travis Kelce defends the importance of his position as a tight end vs. Mahomes’ role as QB: You need a guy and I am the guy

Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes on Field


Travis Kelce is gearing up for the new season, set to start on September 5.


Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes on Field

His enthusiasm is justified as the Kansas City Chiefs are eyeing a three-peat championship.

However, this might bring about a friendly debate between Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Kelce.

Kelce, along with San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle and former tight end turned Fox Sports broadcaster Greg Olsen, launched the fourth annual Tight End University on June 17 in Nashville, Tennessee.

During the event, Kelce addressed the young tight end players, sharing his passion for the position. A video posted by a fan page on X captured Kelce describing why he loves being a tight end.

“The biggest thing I wanted to let all the tight ends here know is that we do have the best fu**ing position on the field,” he noted.

“It is the best. And it’s the best because we’re all in open arms, we’re all the most relatable guys.

“We’re all the plumber, the utility guy, the landscaper, the electrician. You need a guy, we are the guy and that’s why I love playing tight end.”

A critical position
Kelce’s statement about the tight end being the best position might stir some light-hearted controversy among quarterbacks, including Mahomes.

While opinions differ on whether the tight end is the best position, many recognize its critical role in football.

Tight ends offer tremendous versatility, essential for both run-heavy and pass-focused offenses.