Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce engaged in some tense pregame banter with Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker…
As reported by James Palmer of the NFL Network, Kelce informed Tucker that he needed to relocate because his quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, needed room to warm up. Kelce then proceeded to kick the ball away from Tucker and threw his helmet out of the box.
Travis Kelce told Justin Tucker that he needed to move because his QB Patrick Mahomes had to warm up. Then Kelce kicked his ball and threw his helmet. 😂 pic.twitter.com/pFF0DC1yA7
– James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) January 28, 2024
Travis Kelce and Justin Tucker exchange words before the game
The interaction between Travis Kelce and Justin Tucker quickly went viral. Fans of both teams had a lot to say about the moment on X (formerly Twitter).
One fan joked: “Tucker is going to score a 75 yard game winner lmao.” Another chimed in and said, “But why is Justin Tucker there to begin with? His team is on the other side.”
Tucker gon scored a game winning 75 yards lmao https://t.co/kQ8dR6uHt2
– Edwardian. (@DepressedDETN) January 28, 2024
Some fans noted that Tucker, who is one of the best kickers in NFL history, seemed unimpressed by the interaction. “The smile on Justin Tucker’s face as he continues to stretch…” one fan noted.
“Nothing like a little drama before a championship game,” another fan joked. Tensions are understandably high, as the winner of today’s game will earn a spot in the Super Bowl in two weeks.
Nothing like a little drama before a championship game https://t.co/R6LsEV25gP pic.twitter.com/tQSDz9k0aW
– CEO (@thatsd__) January 28, 2024
We’ll have to wait and see if it all comes down to a Justin Tucker field goal or not.