Kansas City Chiefs: NFL celebration rule change helps Kelce

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports /

The NFL has rolled back restrictions on celebrations, which is good news for Kansas City Chiefs star tight end Travis Kelce.

Superstar tight end Travis Kelce has emerged as one of the Kansas City Chiefs best offensive weapons. The dynamic playmaker is equally known for his touchdown celebrations. So it is good news for Kelce that the NFL has decided to roll back its restrictions on endzone celebrations.

Travis Kelce has no shortage of entertaining touchdown dances in his highlight reel. It’s enough that it has even drawn comments from opposing players. However, it is something that has drawn some ire from fans who are worried about getting flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. That is no longer a concern.

Among the many rule changes to come out of the 2017 NFL Owners Meeting, there is probably no change more welcome than the rolling back of restrictions to celebrations. Many players have already voiced their excitement about not having to worry as much about getting flagged.

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Kelce should be one of those who is excited. With looser rules holding him back, I would expect we get to see a whole new level of dancing from the flashy tight end. Travis Kelce is one of those players who enjoys the spotlight and expressing himself.

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However, that is something that some fans don’t like. There are plenty of people who believe an NFL player should be all grit and no style. One of the top arguments for those folks is that a player who dances can potentially hurt the team by getting penalized.

Of course, this won’t help Travis Kelce out at all if he decides to throw his own flag on bad officiating. It also won’t benefit him much if he’s taking a cheap shot on a defender (flop or not). However, we can at least breath easier when he dances after scoring.

Personally, I’m pretty excited to see what he’s got in store.

The Kansas City Chiefs should be one of the top teams in the NFL in 2017. A lot of their success will depend on the production of Travis Kelce. It may not seem like a lot, but losing the fear of being flagged for celebrating can have a solid psychological effect. If nothing else, Cairo Santos will appreciate it.