The Kansas City Chiefs entered their final regular season game with numerous starters on the bench. One with a reachable milestone was inactive as the team plays the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.
Two-time Super Bowl Champion Travis Kelce was inactive on Sunday, ending any chance for his eighth consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season. It’s a shame he fell just 16 yards short, but there was no point risking an injury with the Chiefs locked into the third seed.
With the early games completed Sunday, the Chiefs will open the Wild Card Round home against the Miami Dolphins or Pittsburgh Steelers.
Earlier in the day, a rumor was circulating that Head Coach Andy Reid might call it quits if the Chiefs make a deep postseason run. There has been no indication the commentary by Mike Florio at Pro Football Talk has any real merit, but it’s not out of the realm of possibility.
The more significant news is the absence of Kelce. With his streak over, could he consider hanging up his cleats after the postseason? If Kansas City is fortunate to win back-to-back Super Bowls, he would cap a Hall of Fame career.
Time will tell. All that matters now is getting ready for the playoffs.