Travis Kelce Reveals Why He Didn't Play in Week 18 vs. Chargers

Travis Kelce explained why he sat out in Week 18
Travis Kelce explained why he sat out in Week 18 / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Travis Kelce sat out in Week 18 against the Chargers despite needing just 16 yards to reach the 1,000 mark for the eighth straight season.

He ultimately chose to rest to prepare for the playoffs, and he revealed on his podcast New Heights why that was the best option.

See what he had to say below.

Travis Kelce Reveals Why He Didn't Chase 1,000 Yards

Kelce admitted he would have played if he had the financial incentives that Chris Jones did, but never felt like it was the right decision to play just for a statistical milestone.

He joked that he didn't want Derwin James to "powerbomb" him, and Kelce looks ready for the playoffs.

The Chiefs take on the Dolphins this Saturday in what should be a thrilling Wild Card contest. Poor weather is expected and Kansas City is favored to take down Miami.

No matter what happens this weekend, Kelce should be the healthiest he's been all year. The Chiefs need a strong effort, and the future Hall of Fame tight end appears ready to roll.

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