GLENDALE, Ariz. – Super Bowl champions for the second time in four seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs seem quite ready to begin game-planning for their next opponent.
“It’s a whole other feeling,” said All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce after winning ring No. 2. “I wanted this one more than I ever wanted a game in my life.
“Biggest difference is it solidifies your greatness. You can get lucky once; (this) wasn’t beginner’s luck. We wanted it, we took it.
“You can call it a dynasty – you can call it whatever you want. All I know is we’re coming back next year. … We’re trying to get another one, I can tell you that right now.”
The “dynasty” label tends to get thrown around a bit loosely in today’s instant gratification culture. But in K.C.’s case, there’s a legitimate argument this team is on the doorstep and maybe even has one foot across the dynastic threshold.
But Kelce is also probably right. The 1960s Green Bay Packers, 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, 1980s San Francisco 49ers, 1990s Dallas Cowboys and 21st-century New England Patriots all have something in common: Each of those bona fide NFL dynasties won at least three championships during its run.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid celebrates with tight end Travis Kelce on Sunday night.
And after what Tom Brady and the Pats have done in the throes of the parity-infused, salary-cap era, the bar isn’t likely to get lowered for these Chiefs – even if they’re at risk of losing both of their starting offensive tackles, Orlando Brown Jr. and Andew Wylie, to free agency.
Brown, who protects Super Bowl and league MVP Patrick Mahomes’ blind side and played the 2022 season on the franchise tag, sounded more like a man interested in legacy Sunday night than where his next paycheck is coming from.
“Business is the business, and I’m pretty sure I know I will be here next year, but we’ll see how things go,” Brown told USA TODAY Sports. “But as far as establishing a dynasty, it’s the front office, these coaches, the players…
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Publish date : 2023-02-13 08:48:45
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