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A perfect example of a “Travis Kelce is getting old” moment

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Kelce is already 29, and the league’s younger stars are beginning to look up to him.

NFL: San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

In case you missed it, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle made an outstanding one-handed catch on Thursday Night Football last week in his team’s 34-3 trouncing of the Oakland Raiders.

Kittle finished with four receptions for 108 yards and a touchdown in the game. Afterwards, Kittle was asked by San Francisco reporters about the “coolest part of his catch.”

“So for the coolest thing, Travis Kelce followed me on Twitter,” Kittle said. “That was pretty cool. I’ve been following him for like, three years, so I got a follow back, that was pretty cool for me.”

Kittle said that Kelce talked to him when the 49ers visited the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium earlier this year.

Kelce, upon seeing the interview, chimed in.

It feels like just yesterday Kelce was the guy in Kittle’s shoes, “taking the league by storm.”

Nowadays, at 29, Kelce is one of the older members of the Chiefs’ offense (second only to Anthony Sherman), and he is the one who has second-year players, such as the 25-year-old Kittle, looking up to him.