NFL | Jan 31, 2023

Travis and Jason Kelce: First Brothers to Face Off in Super Bowl

By Harry Bazley

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For the first time in the history of the Super Bowl, we will witness two brothers playing head to head and only one will walk away with a ring.

Jason Kelce, center for the Philadelphia Eagles and Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chief tight end, will face off this Sunday Feb 12 at State Farm Stadium, Arizona for Super Bowl LVII.

The two All-Pro brothers are key players for each of their respective teams and will need to put their brotherly love aside for 60 minutes as they battle it out for the Lombardi Trophy.

Ed Kelce, the players' father, told Fox 8 News last week that he was grateful both of his sons play on offense and they won't have to actually face each other on the field. As much as the fans may have loved the drama, safe to say I'm not sure the parents could have handled the stress.

After the Eagles defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship, Jason spoke on the potential of facing his brother in the Super Bowl.

I got a Kansas City sweatshirt I’m gonna wear for the next three hours, and then that’s it for the rest of the year. Win or lose, I’m done being a Chiefs fan.

Jason Kelce

And sure enough, he stuck to his word... Just a few hours later, the Philly center took to social media to let Travis know that it's back to business.

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has been playing some of his best football this postseason and he's expected to be the biggest offensive outlet for Patrick Mahomes this weekend. The pressure may be on, but No.87 is seeing this matchup from the best perspective - dreams coming true for the Kelce family.

My mom can't lose. I'll just leave it at that. It's going to be an amazing feeling playing against him. You won't see me talking too much trash because of how much respect and how much I love my brother. But it's definitely going to be an emotional game.

Travis Kelce

Their mother, Donna Kelce - who has become somewhat of a fan favourite in recent years - travelled between Philadelphia and Kansas City in just one day to watch both her sons play last year. Earlier this year, she even had a custom jersey made which has both her son's jersey's stitched together.

Donna also gave a shoutout the Kelce brother's origin days in Cleveland Heights Ohio, where their football journey began - referring to the game this weekend as the "#HeightsHighandUCBearcatSuperBowl".

'It's your hopes and dreams coming true, but it's your worst fears.' Donna told Fox 8 News. 'Somebody is going to go home a loser, and neither one of them lose very well.'

The closest we ever came to this scenario before was on February 3rd 2013, when John and Jim Harbaugh faced each other as head coaches in Super Bowl XLVII, and it sure was an emotional match up.

Whether you're a Chiefs fan or an Eagles fan, everybody should be a Kelce fan this weekend... It's going to be one hell of a game, so strap in folks!