Eagles’ Jason Kelce ‘actually completely satisfied’ for brother Travis as his Chiefs take Super Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The “Kelce Bowl” went to youthful brother Travis Kelce because the Kansas City Chiefs edged Jason Kelce and the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 on Sunday in an exhilarating Super Bowl LVII.

Big brother Jason was gracious in defeat — even when his concession had a well-known aggressive hearth to it.

“Maybe it hasn’t hit me yet. I was a little emotional when I saw my mom and dad. Trav I was not too emotional about. I was just like, ‘F— you, congratulations,'” he mentioned.

“It was an awesome two weeks for our family. I’m really happy for Trav, the Chiefs. There’s a lot of people I know over there in Kansas City that are a big reason why I’m even in Philadelphia, including head coach Andy Reid. Frustrated we didn’t win but certainly happy for those guys.”

Mother Donna Kelce mentioned earlier than the sport that she’d be rooting for each offenses (Travis Kelce is a decent finish for the Chiefs, whereas Jason Kelce performs heart for the Eagles) as a solution to navigate the difficult scenario of getting her two sons enjoying towards one another on the largest of phases. It labored out effectively in that respect, because the Chiefs and Eagles mixed for 73 factors, the third most in Super Bowl historical past.

Travis Kelce had six catches for 81 yards and a landing, whereas Jason Kelce’s Eagles racked up 417 yards on offense.

Any bragging rights Travis Kelce earned with the win have been placed on the again burner within the instant aftermath of the sport.

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“There’s nothing you can really say to a loved one in a situation like that. You joke around all the time and say you want to beat your brother on the biggest stage, but it’s a weird feeling,” he mentioned. “That team had great leadership, great coaches, and it came down to the end. We have all the respect in the world for those Eagles. There’s nothing I can say to him other than I love him and he played a hell of a year, a hell of a season.”

Both brothers have been requested about their futures after the sport. Jason Kelce, 35, mentioned he would take a while to judge whether or not he’s nonetheless capable of contribute at a excessive stage and prepared to commit to a different grueling season earlier than making a call on whether or not to retire.

Travis Kelce, 33, introduced the dialog again to the particular season that was when requested what number of extra years he’ll proceed to play.

“I feel like this was the happiest year of my life — both off the field, on the field,” he mentioned. “To see my family be in all its glory and get all its flowers, my mom be the center of attention on the JumboTron before the game on the biggest stage and being able to get closer with my brother throughout the season and to meet him at the mountain top, it’s the best feeling in the world. I don’t know how many more I got left, but I’ll cherish this one forever.”

ESPN’s Adam Teicher contributed to this report.