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Travis Kelce says 2020 Chiefs season was nothing less than a failure

The Kansas City tight end says that he’s learned a lesson from the Chicago Bulls.

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Appearing in a SiriusXM interview on Tuesday, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce put it bluntly: if the Chiefs aren’t winning championships, they’re failing.

“I took a note from the Chicago Bulls — when they were winning their championships and had their run: ‘It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got the ring, baby,’” he laughed. “All those accolades — all that stuff — might be cool when I’m sitting on the couch watching the young guys chase the record. But right now, none of that really [means] anything.

“Last year was a failure to me, to be honest. That’s just what I have in my heart — the type of player I am, man. If we’re not going out there winning Super Bowls, then the season isn’t a success.”

But while the three-time All-Pro tight end was disappointed by the result of the 2020 season, he also said he is excited to get back to playing in Arrowhead Stadium — under more normal circumstances.

“Nothing rocks better than Arrowhead on Sunday, baby — nothing does, man,” he declared. “It’s definitely unfortunate [about] everything that happened. But it was hard on everybody, right? It wasn’t just hard on certain people.”

Kelce said that just getting back to normal day-to-day routines is helping to build his excitement for the season.

“It gives you a little juice. It gets you excited to get out and go to work. It makes you excited to get out and go see some family. So I think that this year is going to be more electric than any year I’ve ever been a part of. I just can’t wait to get out there and play in front of everybody.”