Travis Kelce speaks out on being ‘utility guy’ for Chiefs
The Kansas City Chiefs use Travis Kelce in a variety of ways, and he’s content with being the versatile weapon in the offense. Ahead of Kansas City’s upcoming game against the winless New York Jets, Kelce spoke about being the “utility guy” in Kansas City’s offense.
“It’s prideful man. I’m technically the utility guy on the field. Whether you need a plumber or an electrician, I’m here for you. Whether it’s playing fullback, playing wideout, or getting back there and running wildcat playing quarterback. I’m ready for it all and I get excited for it all. Thanks to my coaches for giving me the opportunity to showcase my skills like that.”
In recent seasons, Kelce has been utilized as a tight end, a wide receiver, and even a fullback for the Chiefs. Moving him around in the offense has allowed him to maximize his talents and evolve into one of the best tight ends in the NFL.
So far this season, Kelce has caught 40 passes for 501 yards and five touchdowns. If he continues on the path he’s currently on, Kelce is poised to have his fifth straight season of 80-plus catches and 1,000-plus receiving yards.
Up next on Kansas City’s schedule is an 0-7 New York team that’s mightily struggling on both sides of the ball. Kelce should have no trouble showcasing his versatility in a game in which Chiefs are favored by nearly 20 points.
Kansas City is 6-1 on the season and is tied for the best point differential in the AFC, so this certainly has the makings of a bloodbath.