Chiefs TE Travis Kelce channels Indiana Jones in SNL teaser
It’s hard to think of many players that have had a better last few months than Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. On top of the fact he is playing as well as he has at any point in his illustrious career, Kelce will be hosting Saturday Night Live on March 4.
On top of the fact that Kelce set new career-best marks in catches (110) and touchdowns (12) en route to his second Super Bowl championship, Kelce will officially take his first crack (of what could be many) as the host of the sketch comedy show of record.
Alongside musical guest Kelsea Ballerini, the star tight end will be showing off his gregarious personality and comedic chops to a general audience that may not be in tune with football or the Chiefs.
A teaser for Kelce’s appearance showed the star tight end imitating Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, parodying the Raiders of the Lost Ark scene where Indy steals a golden idol and replaces it with a bag of sand. In this video, Kelce is stealing an SNL wordmark and replacing it with the Lombardi Trophy.
I’m not saying that we necessarily want to see No. 87 chased off the stage by a giant boulder intent on crushing him, but we are saying that such an event would be ratings gold. Your move, Lorne Michaels.
Chiefs TE Travis Kelce will host Saturday Night Live on Saturday.
We’ve seen Kelce on TV before, as he famously starred in his own dating reality show. Going on SNL, however, might have a bit more weight and meaning behind it.
The history of athletes hosting SNL has been very mixed. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady were excellent, Deion Sanders and Michael Phelps were famously bad, and LeBron James and Derek Jeter were somewhere in the middle. With the exception of Sanders, none of them have the electricity that Kelce brings to the table.
Kelce probably isn’t going to be Eddie Murphy in his debut, but he could become a recurring host if he knocks it out of the park here. All Chiefs Kingdom can do is cross their fingers and hope that the writers give him material that helps his personality shine through.