Travis Kelce threatens to retire if Andy Reid leaves Chiefs

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Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) celebrates with head coach Andy Reid after winning Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium.—Reuters
Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) celebrates with head coach Andy Reid after winning Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium.—Reuters 

On the latest New Heights podcast, Travis Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs tight end, made a bold statement, declaring his loyalty to head coach Andy Reid, The US Sun reported. 

Kelce went as far as to threaten retirement from the NFL if Reid decides to call it quits. During a discussion with his brother Jason about his Super Bowl outburst against Reid, Kelce emphasised, "I’m not playing for anybody else but Big Red. If he calls it quits this year, I’m out of there with him, man.”

Addressing the on-field altercation with Reid, Kelce explained the passion behind it, expressing his desire to play for Reid and take responsibility for the team's performance. Meanwhile, Jason dismissed the possibility of Reid retiring soon, to which Kelce responded confidently, "He's not."

“I’ve got a certain relationship with him,” Travis explained during the podcast. “He’s checked me a few times and I just wanted to let him know that I wanted this thing, and he can put it on me and I got him.

"It came at a moment where we weren’t playing very well — I wasn't playing very well — and we had to get some shit going. And sometimes those emotions get away from me, and that’s been the battle of my career.

Reid, 65, boasts 25 years of coaching experience and recently secured his third Super Bowl victory. With Kelce at 34 and having two years left on his contract, the tight end acknowledged the potential for both him and Reid to retire in the coming years.