The Kelce brothers are not shy about the importance of family in their lives.
The younger of the two siblings and Kansas City Chiefs’ All-Pro tight end, Travis Kelce, is coming off a second-consecutive 1,000-yard season and his brother, Jason, just won the Super Bowl as the starting center for the Philadelphia Eagles.
The success on the field speaks for itself.
Though it’s one thing that both players – separated by two years – have established themselves as one of the best at each of their respective positions in all of football, but it’s the emphasis on remembering where they came from that makes the duo so special.
The brothers spoke about that familial bond earlier this week at the ESPN Upfront presentation in New York City, where the network unveiled a series of programming announcements for the coming year. The segment, hosted by Lisa Salters, was meant to promote ESPN’s Monday Night Football lineup for next season.
“Family is everything in our household,” Travis explained on-stage. “Being prideful is how I was raised – to make sure that I’m doing the right things because I have people to represent back in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. What (Jason) has done to pave the way for me into college and the NFL is everything to me. I can’t tell you how much I love this guy.”
Jason echoed a similar sentiment.
“I don’t think either of us would be where we are today if we didn’t have the other to push and guide us along the way,” Jason said. “Being the older brother, you’d think that the younger brother is the one learning everything from the older one, but let me tell you, I learned plenty from (Travis), and he’s turned into quite the player to say the least.”
According to Travis, there’s still more Jason needs to learn.
“I need to teach you some dance moves, man,” Travis said laughingly.
For more on the Kelce brothers’ relationship, check out this story on their first head-to-head matchup as professionals from last season. Check out a video of the presentation here.