Patrick Mahomes is a two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, but the reigning league MVP did a pretty good job playing high school when he intercepted tight end Travis Kelce from making an unplanned speech during the game. Kansas City Chiefs visit to the White House on Monday.
During an episode of the «New Heights» podcast on Thursday, philadelphia eagles center Jason Kelce brought up his brother’s seemingly obvious move in trying to distract President Biden so he could say something at the president’s podium.
«It was the oldest trick in the book and Joe fell for it,» Jason said with a laugh. «Now then.»
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After posing for a photo with Biden and Mahomes, a White House staffer can be heard suggesting that they pose for a group photo afterwards. That’s when Kelce can be heard saying, «Stay there though,» as she walks towards the podium.
Mahomes, however, he rushed into action.
«Pat knew right away when you pointed, he said, ‘There’s nothing there. This is a flanking move if I know, I know Travis and he’s a flanker,'» Jason said.
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«You’ve seen it before. Thanks to Pat, man, for keeping me from embarrassing me on that podium in front of the world.» Travis admitted.
The question remains, though, what would the eight-time Pro Bowl tight end say if he hadn’t been stopped?
«Obviously, the president on the podium is iconic, right? He’s iconic and how he usually addresses the nation.» [is] «To my fellow Americans,» Travis explained.
«That’s all I wanted to say, mate. That’s all… I shouldn’t have started with ‘I’ve always wanted to do this’.»
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«If you had started with ‘My fellow Americans,’ that would have been a great success,» Brother Jason said. «I don’t think they would have kicked you out. If somebody gets up on the podium and says ‘My countrymen,’ it’s like immediately ‘Okay, what’s this guy going to say?’
This was the Chiefs’ first visit to the White House after their 2020 visit following their Super Bowl LIV victory was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.