A video of the incident between Justin Tucker and Travis Kelce before their two teams faced off in the AFC Championship Game has done the rounds on social media. The Kansas City Chiefs tight end opened up about the whole thing on his podcast, explaining that Tucker broke an “unwritten rule” by interfering with the Chiefs’ routine.
Kelce said that while teams have their designated ends to warm up, kick specialists try to get a feel for both sides because of the wind. However, he said it was important for them to stay out of the way of the opposing team.
“If you’re trying to go on to the other team’s designated area, you kind of stay out of their way. You don’t interfere with what they have going on. That is the unwritten rule.”
The star tight end continued talking to his brother Jason Kelce:
“If you want to be a f*****g d**k about it, you keep your helmet and your football and your f*****g kicking tee right where the quarterbacks are warming up and they’re dropping. Eyes are looking left and they got a helmet down by their feet.”
Kelce said he’d be happy to move Tucker’s gear for him, which he did in a now-viral video. Tucker said it was more of a joke and that he was trying to get under the Chiefs players’ skin a little bit, but Kelce didn’t take kindly to it.
He finished by saying:
“So Justin, sorry if we took it to a level that you didn’t think it would get to. But if you’re gonna be a d***k, I promise you. I can one-up you every time.”
The Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens were at each other’s throats in a heated matchup filled with intensity. The Chiefs emerged victorious, and Kelce’s pre-game war with Tucker didn’t come back to haunt him.
What did Travis Kelce do to Justin Tucker?
Tucker agreed but wasn’t doing it quickly enough, so Travis Kelce swooped in and tossed everything well out of the way of his quarterback.