Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was visibly frustrated early in Sunday’s Super Bowl as the team’s offense struggled to get things going. During the second quarter, the team had a red-zone opportunity but were unable to capitalize on it, leaving Kelce fuming.
Kelce grabbed head coach Andy Reid on the sideline and screamed in his face, clearly upset that he wasn’t in the game during a crucial moment. The Chiefs had made it to the 9-yard line thanks to a 52-yard pass from Patrick Mahomes to Mecole Hardman, but a fumble by Isaiah Pacheco resulted in a turnover, squandering their chance to score.
Known for being a dangerous weapon in the red zone, Kelce had been a favorite target of Mahomes in previous Super Bowl wins. However, at that point in Sunday’s game, he had not yet logged a catch, adding to his frustration.
The mounting frustration and rare discord on the sideline became apparent as mistakes from both sides made points hard to come by. Kelce’s outburst directed at Reid highlighted the team’s struggles and their disappointment in not being able to capitalize on scoring opportunities.