The Kansas City Chiefs will play their fourth Super Bowl in five years when they face the San Francisco 49ers for Super Bowl LVIII on February 11 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Having played for the Chiefs in all of those Super Bowl appearances, Travis Kelce is well-qualified to advise on how to approach the big game. And he had some words of wisdom for his teammates playing their first Super Bowl.
Only 5 Chiefs Players Have Appeared in the Last 3 Super Bowls
Speaking about the importance of the Super Bowl, Kelce told reporters that playing in the biggest game of the season was “a once-in-a-lifetime type of thing” that he was fortunate enough to experience a few times.
Kelce is one of only five Chiefs players that have played all three previous Super Bowls. The others are the Chiefs’ star quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, defensive tackle Chris Jones, kicker Harrison Butker, and long snapper James Winchester.
Just Another Game of Football
Things in the NFL change so fast that even though the Chiefs had played more Super Bowls than any other team in the last five seasons, they have over a dozen Super Bowl first-timers in their team. And it is those first-timers that will likely feel the pressure first. So, Kelce has some words of advice for his less experienced teammates.
The tight end tried to relax his Chiefs “brothers,” saying that at the end of the day, the Super Bowl was just another game of football, regardless of the hype and cameras. So, it would be nothing unusual for them, especially as they were “the best in the world at doing it,” according to Kelce.
He also advised the Super Bowl debutants to “feel the confidence” and “not to make moments bigger than they are.” And if something made them “a little nervous,” Kelce told them to lean on the brother next to them, and they would all find a way to get through it.