How else can we say it? Travis Kelce makes everything better!
As Peyton Manning and Eli Manning are adjusting to life after football and charting new courses in retirement, they are now hosting a simulcast during Monday Night Football, a sort of Manning Bros. commentary crew. ESPN2 ran the feed during the initial MNF broadcast of the year, and the Mannings put on an enjoyable performance by most accounts.
However, things got even better during the Monday night showdown between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Baltimore Ravens. K.C. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce stopped by to mix it up—digitally speaking, of course, since no one would randomly drop into a studio these days given the pandemic and Covid-19 protocols being what they are—and the results were just what you would expect. Kelce is charming, charismatic, hilarious, and always unpredictable int the best way.
The Mannings were discussing Travis Kelce’s recent play during the Chiefs close win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 and the way the offense works in general in Kansas City. Check out the video below:
In case you need a transcript:
"“Right before the play, I’ll look at Pat and just give him the eyes. Like, yeah I’m about to make some shit up right here,” Kelce said, immediately apologizing and correcting his slip up. The Mannings rolled with it."
Manning himself knows a thing or two about developing Hall of Fame-caliber chemistry with the players around him, but he never once had a tight end like Kelce. That said, he did enjoy the pass catching prowess of both Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne to go with the running skills of Edgerrin James.
Kelce is currently in the midst of an NFL record run of five consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards receiving for a tight end. He first set the mark at four and extended it last season. He began this season with a dynamic performance against the Browns by catching 6 of 7 targets thrown his way from Patrick Mahomes for 76 yards and 2 touchdowns. It was the seventh time he’s caught that many TDs in a game, a career high.