“Not the Size”: Patrick Mahomes Talks About the Biggest Strengths of Teammate Travis Kelce

Published 11/21/2022, 8:00 PM EST

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Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are definitely making the playoffs after their win last night. The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Raiders in a last-minute thriller at the SoFi Stadium and it wasn’t just Mahomes who was responsible for the win.

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Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce put on a levelheaded offensive display with minutes to go on the clock. Patrick Mahomes had nothing but praise for his star offensive weapon. The QB even thinks Kelce is the greatest tight end of all time. However, it’s a unique set of skills that makes Travis so special.

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Travis Kelce connected with Patrick Mahomes for 3 touchdowns against the Chargers, including the game-winning 17-yard pass from Mahomes that completed Kelce’s hat-trick. The 33-year-old tight end ran for 115 yards over 6 receptions. However, Mahomes thinks it’s not his physical abilities that make Kelce so great, but his mental strength.

I think that’s the best talent Travis has. No, not the size, the speed, the route running. It’s that he will compete to the very end, he’s going to go down fighting,” the 2020 Super Bowl MVP said.

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Travis Kelce spent 5 years at Kansas City before Patrick Mahomes arrived in 2018. Two years later, they led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl Championship. The franchise’s second championship after a fifty-year gap. The Kansas City Chiefs beat the league’s best defensive team, the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 in the usual last-minute comeback fashion.

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Patrick Mahomes formed one of the deadliest trifectas in NFL history with Travis Kelce and former WR teammate Tyreek Hill. Hill left for the Miami Dolphins to join forces with Tua Tagovailoa in this off-season. However, Kelce and Mahomes are still waving the Warrior flag high. The Kansas City Chiefs are 8-2 and sit at the top of the AFC West division ahead of the LA Chargers.

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The chiefs QB thinks that even after Hill’s departure, the Chiefs have enough franchise players who share the same level of competitiveness as Travis Kelce. And that includes Patrick himself. “I think that I’m the same way as I’m gonna do whatever I can to win no matter what the score is and we have a lot of guys like that on this team and I think that’s what makes great teams,” said Canon-arms Mahomes.

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Patrick Mahomes has 3265 passing yards after Week 11. Mahomes leads the NFL this season with 28 touchdowns while TE Kelce is on top of the receiving touchdowns board with 11 TDs. Can the dynamic duo take Kansas City to another Super Bowl Championship? Next up, they face the 3-7 reigning champions, LA Rams.

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Rivu Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favourites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC and Formula 1.
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