By now, you've heard plenty about the pregame incident. Prior to the AFC Championship Game, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and his quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, got into it a little bit with Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker.
Mahomes and Kelce were seen moving Tucker's equipment out of the way so that they could warm up, with Tucker kneeling a few feet away smirking. At first glance, the video made it look like Kelce and Mahomes were the bad guys, here.
Tucker recently called the incident no big deal, although the Chiefs teammates might argue differently.
On one of the most recent episodes of the New Heights Podcast, Kelce explained that it was, in fact, Tucker who was out of line. Both teams have specified areas they are allotted to warm up, and while that's true, players will also choose to warm up on both sides of the field at times.
"If you’re trying to go onto the other team’s designated area, you kind of stay out of their way," Kelce said.
Travis Kelce didn't mince words as he explained why Justin Tucker was in the wrong.
"You don’t interfere with [the other team]. That’s the unwritten rule," he went on. "If you want to be a f***ing dick about it, you keep your helmet and your football, and your f***ing kicking tee right where the quarterbacks are warming up. And they’re dropping, eyes are looking left and they’ve got a helmet down by their feet."
Kelce's brother, Jason, agreed saying "“It’s actually kind of dangerous, really."
From Kelce's perspective, one can see why it was frustrating to the Chiefs players to have Tucker trying to warm up where Kansas City was destined to be. Whether you take the side of Kelce or Tucker, though, the Chiefs tight end made a promise to always get the last laugh in this one.
“So, Justin, sorry if we took it to a level that you didn’t think it’d get to that way, but if you’re going to be a dick, I promise you, I can one up you every time, dude.”