Kansas City Chiefs prima Travis Kelce was not pleased to spot 1 of his teammates leap vessel and onshore with a rival AFC team.
Four-time Pro Bowl violative lineman Orlando Brown Jr. signed a four-year declaration with the Bengals successful March. In 2022, Brown played with the Chiefs' franchise tag.
The nonaccomplishment of Brown appeared to upset Kelce.
"It hurts. It hurts my soul, man. Hurts my soul," Kelce said connected the "New Heights" podcast. "It’s similar watching your champion person conscionable crook evil connected you."
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Orlando Brown Jr. (57) and Travis Kelce (87) of the Kansas City Chiefs instrumentality a selfie aft the Chiefs defeated the Las Vegas Raiders 30-29 astatine Arrowhead Stadium Oct. 10, 2022, successful Kansas City, Mo. (Jason Hanna/Getty Images)
But Kelce understands the NFL is simply a concern and that Brown had to question a woody that was champion for him.
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"It’s pugnacious man," the prima choky extremity said. "Obviously, I mean, the past 2 years we’ve struggled beating the Bengals. So there’s been a batch of similar built-up emotion of similar … I would say, not needfully hate, but conscionable similar dislike towards the Bengals due to the fact that they support beating us, and they support talking astir it each clip they do. So it’s like, man, to spot him spell to the acheronian broadside man, it’s an awkward feeling.
Kansas City Chiefs choky extremity Travis Kelce (87) and violative tackle Orlando Brown Jr. (57) aft a touchdown successful the 2nd 4th of an AFC divisional playoff crippled against the Jacksonville Jaguars Jan. 21, 2023, astatine GEHA Field astatine Arrowhead Stadium. (Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
"Obviously, I anticipation that helium has an implicit Hall of Fame career. You cognize what I mean? I privation thing but the champion for OB. He was an unbelievable leader. An unbelievable teammate connected and disconnected the field."
The violative tackle spent the archetypal 4 years of his NFL vocation with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Orlando Brown Jr. (57) of the Kansas City Chiefs and Travis Kelce (87) get acceptable against the Houston Texans astatine NRG Stadium Dec. 18, 2022, successful Houston. (Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
In 2020, Kelce agreed to a four-year, $57 cardinal declaration hold with the Chiefs. Last summer, helium agreed to a restructured declaration that gave him a rise successful 2022.
The four-time All-Pro choky extremity surely doesn't begrudge immoderate NFL subordinate cashing successful connected a large wage day.
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"All the guys that you conscionable listed close determination — Andrew Wylie, Khalen Saunders, Juan Thornhill, Orlando Brown, JuJu (Smith-Schuster) — each those guys, man, I emotion to spot those guys get paid," Kelce said.
Chantz Martin is simply a sports writer for Fox News Digital.