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The Kansas City Chiefs had an excellent 2020 season after going 14-2 and making it all the way to the Super Bowl.
However, tight end Travis Kelce said the Super Bowl loss invalidated the entire season, as he measures success in one way and one way only: Super Bowl rings. He said on SiriusXM Radio on Tuesday that if he doesn’t end the season with a Super Bowl ring, nothing else matters.
Kelce said he took notes from the Chicago Bulls when they were winning their championships and had their run.
“It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got the ring, baby. All those accolades, all that stuff, it might be cool when I’m sitting down on a couch watching the young guys trying to chase the record, but right now, none of that really meant anything,” he said. “Last year was a failure to me, to be honest. It just is. That’s just what I have in my heart. That’s the type of player I am, man. If we’re not going out there winning Super Bowls, man, the season isn’t a success.”
Kelce ended the regular season with 1,416 yards, 105 receptions and 11 touchdowns, all of which were career highs, Yahoo Sports reports. He set the single-season yardage record for tight ends and become the first at the position to have two 100-reception seasons and the first with five straight 1,000-yard seasons.
Kelce might appreciate what he has accomplished later, but for now, he cares about just one thing: more Super Bowl rings.