Travis Kelce’s pregame spat with Ravens kicker Justin Tucker was not all in good fun, at least according to one NFL Network analyst.
Before Sunday’s AFC Championship game, Kelce kicked away warmup balls and a kicking tee and threw Tucker’s helmet aside as the kicker was getting loose close to the end zone where the Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes were working out.
Jesse Palmer recorded the incident Sunday and went into further detail about what he saw with NFL Network on Tuesday.
“I was there to witness this and I talked to a number of people afterward that were involved,” Palmer said Tuesday while speaking with Steve Wyche, as reported by The Daily Mail. “There was nothing playful about this. Travis Kelce was lit, Steve. He was angry at Justin Tucker.”
Palmer added that Tucker has done stuff like this before to frustrate the opposing team before a game.
“And this is what I was told by people that have played on other teams that have faced the Ravens this year,” Palmer said. “Tucker does this to get under the skin, warming up in the end zone of the opposing team, and then warming up in their way in a sense to play, maybe, a head game.”