Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes had teammate Travis Kelce’s back while watching Cincinnati compete in the Cotton Bowl.
The connection on the NFL gridiron between Kansas City Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce. But if you needed any further proof of the duo’s tremendous friendship, it was on full display at the 2021 Cotton Bowl.
Kelce’s Cincinnati Bearcats were participating in the College Football Playoff Semifinal game against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Chiefs tight end was in attendance at AT&T Stadium for the game, and Mahomes was sitting right beside him cheering for the Bearcats.
Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce support Cincinnati at Cotton Bowl
Mahomes was shown on the screen, and he called over Kelce to stand alongside him. The tight end was wearing a Cincinnati jacket and hat. Their teammate and Alabama alum, Gehrig Dieter, attempted to steal the spotlight by holding up a Crimson Tide hat, but he was put in a headlock by Mahomes!
This is not the first time the two were together to support their alma mater. Kelce was in attendance at the 2019 Final Four, where Mahomes’ Texas Tech Red Raiders defeated the Michigan State Spartans to reach the National Championship Game. Texas Tech ultimately lost 85-77 to the Virginia Cavaliers.
The duo are set to take on the Cincinnati Bengals less than 24 hours after the Cotton Bowl, where they look to get one step closer to clinching the top seed in the AFC and home field advantage in the playoffs.
Mahomes and Kelce have each other’s backs, especially when it comes to supporting their alma maters.