Travis Kelce dropped a bombshell tidbit of stories on Wednesday, however it doesn’t need to something to do along with his play on the sector with the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs. Apparently, we’ve all been saying his final identify improper.
In a latest look on Barstool Sports activities’ Bussin’ With The Boys podcast, the 31-year-old tight finish revealed that his surname is definitely pronounced “Kels.”
“I received ‘Kel-see’ then I received ‘Kels.’ My actual identify is ‘Kels,’ so I imply… I simply sort of roll with the punches,” Kelce stated.
On a reasonably mild information day within the NFL, the tight finish’s feedback instantly caught the eye of followers, media members and even teammates. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes took to Twitter, solely to find that he’d been mispronouncing Kelce’s final identify all alongside.
“You study one thing new on a regular basis,” Mahomes wrote about his teammate’s stunning news.
You study one thing new on a regular basis @tkelce 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/82nganHGsp
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) July 14, 2021
Mahomes wasn’t the one who had a sudden realization about Kelce on Wednesday. Tyreek Hill and Chris Jones additionally found that they could’ve been saying their teammate’s identify improper all alongside.
so I have been saying his identify improper this complete time 😬
— Ty Hill (@cheetah) July 14, 2021
😂 I’ve been saying Travis Kelce(y) the entire time. My apologies @tkelce
— Chris Jones (@StoneColdJones) July 14, 2021
Members of the Chiefs weren’t the one ones surprised at Kelce’s admission on Wednesday. Across the NFL, followers and media members tried to make sense of the tight’s finish’s information.
— Braiden Turner (@bturner23) July 14, 2021
all the Chiefs fanbase, group, sports activities media: pic.twitter.com/dh1Kb7djVK
— Jacob Milham (@JMilTheHam) July 14, 2021
Very like Tyrod Taylor’s identify debacle, I am in too deep to vary the best way I say Travis Kelce at this level
— Zach Brunner (@FantasyFlurry) July 14, 2021
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 14, 2021
Apparently this week’s interview wasn’t the one time that Kelce has used that pronunciation for his final identify. Harold Kuntz of FOX 4 Information Kansas Metropolis identified to followers that the Chiefs tight finish in a promo earlier than the 2020 AFC Championship Sport in opposition to the Titans.
Nevertheless, Travis’ older brother, Jason, has additionally been referred to as “Kel-see” all through his total 10-year NFL profession with the Philadelphia Eagles, however by no means spoke out concerning the pronunciation.
— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) July 14, 2021
From the Bearcats personal media information: “Travis Kelce KEL-see”
— Andrew Clay (@AndrewClayTV) July 14, 2021
All in all, the Chiefs tight finish has created fairly a stir across the league.
No matter how his surname is pronounced, Kelce has continued to point out out on the sector. On the age of 31, he racked up an NFL-best 1,416 yards and 11 touchdowns on the tight finish place. As he’s gotten older, he continues to enhance and seems to simply be reaching his taking part in peak.
Kelce will likely be again on a Chiefs workforce with Tremendous Bowl aspirations this season. When Week 1 rolls round at Arrowhead Stadium, all eyes (and ears) will likely be on how the Kansas Metropolis media pronounces his final identify.