Travis Kelce admits struggles with motivation this season, despite leading the Chiefs to the Super Bowl: ‘Getting excited in f***ing November when you know you’re about to f***ing wax a team… it’s hard’
Travis Kelce admitted he struggled to stay motivated this season with the Kansas City Chiefs, after a year like no other with his fame exploding from his relationship with Taylor Swift.
Kelce and Swift went public with their relationship in late September, when the singer saw him play for the first time at Arrowhead Stadium against the Chicago Bears.
The tight end now has a chance to wrap up the campaign with what would be a frankly incredible finish at the Super Bowl on Feb. 11, when the Chiefs try for glory for the second straight season against the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas to sign.
And while Kelce has taken his form to a formidable level in the playoffs, he admitted to his brother Jason on this week’s episode of New Heights that he’s had a hard time staying on his feet in the middle of the season.
“There’s a flip of the switch, you turn on in December,” the Chiefs star told his older brother.
Travis Kelce opened up about his struggle to stay motivated during the NFL season
“You want that switch all year, but it’s a 17-game season man, it’s tough man. It is difficult. Especially after 11 years, getting excited for a random game in fucking November when you know you’re about to wax this fucking team, it’s hard to get it going every week.
“And this year it was harder than ever because we didn’t win those games. We tried to find ways to win and kick ourselves in the foot.
“And we’re finally getting the juices going, finally playing our best ball at the right time and how can you not get excited about that? How can you not wake up every day knowing that you have a chance to get this thing? It’s the best feeling in the world.
‘There is nothing better than Jan and Feb football and we are in the thick of it. I love the challenge of going into a hostile environment, facing the wall, win or go home and find a way to win with the guys.’
The Chiefs have played just three times this season in November, beating the Miami Dolphins in November before losing to Jason’s Philadelphia Eagles team and finishing the month with a win in Las Vegas against the Raiders.
Kelce led the Chiefs to a three-point win over the Bills in Buffalo with two touchdowns, then led the way again Sunday on the road to the Baltimore Ravens, scoring an early touchdown for his team.
He also eclipsed Jerry Rice’s all-time record of 151 postseason receptions in Baltimore.
Currently, the Chiefs have three days off after their Ravens heroics and return to the practice field on Friday to hone their plans for the 49ers.