Patrick Mahomes says Travis Kelce punching a teammate during training camp practice just shows how much "fired up" the Kansas City Chiefs are to repeat as Super Bowl champions. On Saturday, Kelce caught a touchdown pass from Mahomes when he also received a late hit from Jack Cochrane.
Kelce wasn't thrilled with Cochrane's act so he decided to punch the Chiefs linebacker. A brief shoving ensued between the two but nothing serious happened afterward. The incident drew attention and Kelce afterward wrote on X that he would work on becoming "a better teammate and leader."
Mahomes on Kelce punching Cochrane
"I think we all have it.
We have a lot of guys out here that are super competitive, but it's about just doing it the right way. Trav (Travis Kelce) punching the guy, not necessarily the way you want to do it, but you love the fire. You love the fire on both sides of the ball.
Trying to finish to the last second, but that's just the type of guys we are. We're going to compete, we're going to argue on the football field, and then we're going to love each other in the locker room. We have a lot of dudes that are super competitive on this team," Mahomes said, via CBS Sports.
Several times this offseason, Mahomes has repeated that he is determined to lead the Chiefs to back-to-back Super Bowl wins. “Everybody’s motivated by that. You should be motivated to do it again. When you have that parade, when you go through the offseason that I’ve been through, you want to do it again.
You only get those opportunities by winning the Super Bowl. And so for us, we want to make sure that we can build up and try to win that Super Bowl again because that moment, that feeling is something that you just wanted to grab every single time that you get the opportunity to do it," Mahomes said last month.