Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes Are Acting ‘Spoiled,’ Says Former Chiefs Star

Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes could MISS Chiefs vs. Chargers in LA on Sunday as coach Andy Reid hints he'll rest stars before NFL playoffs


The Kansas City Chiefs have been scuffling in recent weeks, which has been a major source of frustration for their players.


Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes Are Acting 'Spoiled,' Says Former Chiefs Star

That includes their two highest-profile stars, Travis Kelce and Patrick Mahomes. Kelce made headlines during Kansas City’s loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Christmas Day when he spiked his helmet on the sideline and had an intense conversation with head coach Andy Reid. Mahomes, meanwhile, screamed at officials after a narrow loss to the Buffalo Bills and was still fuming when he spoke to Bills quarterback Josh Allen in the aftermath.

Former Chiefs wide receiver Dante Hall has seen enough. In an appearance on “Good Morning Football” on the NFL Network, Hall outlined three things he thinks the Chiefs need to do to save their season. After advising Mahomes to be more like Tom Brady and simply throw checkdowns rather than going for big plays, Hall closed by imploring the Chiefs to fix their attitude.

“Body language is everything,” Hall said. “When you are screaming and yelling at your players, that permeates negatively. What you have had in the first five years, that poker face, ‘we know we’re going to win this in the end,’ that permeates positively. Get back to being positive.”


Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes Are Acting 'Spoiled,' Says Former Chiefs Star

The Chiefs have expressed some positivity. After falling to the Raiders, Mahomes expressed confidence that the team can score…if they can limit their own mistakes. “It’s just we have to clean it up,” Mahomes said. “Two games left, you have to do it, and if we don’t, we’ll be going home. If we clean it up, we can beat anybody. I truly believe that. but we have to prove that we can do it.” Kelce, meanwhile, has said multiple times on the New Heights podcast with his brother Jason that the Chiefs will figure out and fix what’s going on.

Still, while the Chiefs remain in first place in the AFC West, they have lost four of their last six games and can no longer clinch a bye in the first round of the playoffs—something Kelce lamented on the latest episode of New Heights. Hall doesn’t like what he’s seeing. “It’s like my little kids running around here on Christmas Day,” Hall said. “We got you a Christmas tree filled with presents, and you’re acting like spoiled little brats. These guys know I love them, so as a friend, as a brother, I had to call you out. This is not a good look. I’m watching the game with my kids. My daughter loves Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, and you’re acting like that? Come on, guys. Be better, and I think the team will be better.” The Chiefs have two more games to turn things around before the playoffs begin. The first will take place Sunday at 4:25 p.m. as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium.