Having played in Sunday’s night’s playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, three Kansas City Chiefs now own the record for most playoff games played. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, safety Daniel Sorensen, and long snapper James Winchester have now played in 13 postseason games as a member of the Chiefs.
Kelce, Sorensen and Winchester have all played in the same playoff games in their careers. All three players made their postseason debuts in January of 2016 against the Houston Texans, helping Kansas City win its first playoff game in 22 years.
Although Kelce was drafted in 2013, he missed the entire year due to a knee injury, and therefore missed the postseason game against the Indianapolis Colts that season. Had he played that season and that playoff game, he’d solely own the franchise postseason record.
Travis Kelce, Dan Sorensen, and James Winchester own the Chiefs record for most postseason games played with 13.
It is a surprise to probably everyone that Sorensen is tied for the record. Yes, the same Sorensen who we have all criticized all year long has more postseason appearances than any defensive player in Chiefs history. But if you think about it, having joined the team in 2014 as an undrafted free agent out of BYU, Sorensen is the longest-tenured defensive player on the team. As a result, he’s played more postseason games than any defensive Chief in team history.
After spending two weeks during the 2013 preseason in Philadelphia and all of 2014 without signing with anyone, Winchester joined the Chiefs in 2015 and has been the team’s long snapper since then.
Prior to Sunday night’s playoff game, former Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt was tied with Kelce, Sorensen, and Winchester for most games played with 12. Former Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher is next on the list with 11 games.
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As far as other active Chiefs, wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Demarcus Robinson have now played in 11 games. Defensive tackle Chris Jones has now played in 10 games, joining former Chiefs Dave Szott, Tim Grunhard, John Alt and Derrick Thomas. Patrick Mahomes, Anthony Hitchens and Charvarius Ward all just played in their ninth game, joining former Chiefs Neil Smith and Dan Saleumua.
Kelce turned 32 in October, Sorensen will turn 32 this March, and Winchester will turn 33 next August. All three can set the bar high if they continue playing for the Chiefs and stay healthy. Don’t be surprised if Hill, who turns 28 in March, and Mahomes, who turns 27 in September, surpass Kelce, Sorensen, and Winchester one day.