Travis Kelce Oct 10, 2022; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) talks with a report after the game against the Las Vegas Raiders at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was not pleased when the club allowed offensive lineman Orlando Brown go and let him sign with the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals have been a thorn in the Chiefs’ side of late and it hurt to see Brown now join their team. It especially hurt Kelce who expressed his disappointment in the situation.

“It hurts. It hurts my soul, man. Hurts my soul. It’s like watching your best friend just turn evil on you,” Kelce said on his New Heights podcast with his brother Jason.

Kelce (seen above after a game in October) says he understands Brown taking the better offer. Still, he said it’s a bitter pill to swallow knowing that it’s the Bengals.

“It’s tough, man. Obviously, I mean, the past like two years we’ve struggled beating the Bengals,” he said. “So there’s been a lot of like, buildup in emotion, of like, I would say, not necessarily hate but just like dislike towards the Bengals because they keep beating us, and they keep talking about it every time they do. So it’s like, man, to see him go to the dark side man, it’s an awkward feeling. Obviously I hope that he has an absolute Hall of Fame career. You know what I mean? I wish nothing but the best for OB. He was an unbelievable leader. An unbelievable teammate on and off the field.”

With the Bengals signing Brown, it puts them one step closer to getting back to the Super Bowl.

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About Stacey Mickles

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