Travis Kelce is hurt by the actions of a former teammate to take his talents to a rival team. The Kansas City Chiefs star was unpleased to see one of his teammates jump ship and land with a rival AFC team.
Four-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman Orlando Brown Jr. signed a four-year contract with the Bengals last month after he played the 2022 season on the franchise tag.
The loss of Brown appeared to upset Kelce as he said on an episode of the “New Heights” podcast hosted by him and Jason Kelce:
“It hurts. It hurts my soul, man. Hurts my soul,” Kelce said on the “New Heights” podcast. “It’s like watching your best friend just turn evil on you.”
Kelce understands the NFL is a business and that Brown had to seek a deal that was best for him.
“It’s tough man,” the star tight end said. “Obviously, I mean, the past two years we’ve struggled beating the Bengals. So there’s been a lot of like built-up emotion of like … I would say, not necessarily hate, but just like dislike towards the Bengals because they keep beating us, and they keep talking about it every time they do. So it’s like, man, to see him go to the dark side man, it’s an awkward feeling.
“Obviously, I hope that he has an absolute Hall of Fame career. You know what I mean? I wish nothing but the best for OB. He was an unbelievable leader. An unbelievable teammate on and off the field.”
The offensive tackle spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The four-time All-Pro tight end made it clear that he loves it when guys go out and get paid.
“All the guys that you just listed right there — Andrew Wylie, Khalen Saunders, Juan Thornhill, Orlando Brown, JuJu (Smith-Schuster) — all those guys, man, I love to see those guys get paid,” Kelce said.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.