Chiefs wide receiver Mecole Hardman revealed that Travis Kelce gave the team a passionate talk during the Super Bowl halftime show, while “changing some things” to spark Kansas City’s second-half comeback and overtime victory over the 49ers.
Hardman, who caught the game-winning touchdown pass with just three seconds left on the clock in Sunday’s game, recalled that Kelce challenged his teammates to play better as a unit in the second half with Kansas City trailing 10-3 after the first two quarters. Las Vegas.
Speaking to CBS just 24 hours after winning his third Super Bowl, Hardman said: “It was a really long halftime. But Trav’ lit everyone’s fire, he definitely came in with a passionate speech at halftime. You know, like Trav’ does it, he turned some things around…
But he definitely had a good speech for us. It’s just to get everyone going and it definitely added fuel to the fire and we came out of the second half doing better than we did in the first.’
When asked about his postgame exchange with Kelce and his girlfriend, Taylor Swift, with whom he interacted on the Allegiant Stadium field after his game-clinching reception, Hardman said he and Kelce were “just having a moment.” .
Mecole Hardman revealed what happened in the Chiefs locker room at Super Bowl halftime
The 25-year-old wide receiver said Travis Kelce recovered to help him and his teammates win the game.
“We say how much we appreciate each other,” the 25-year-old added. And obviously Taylor was there too. Basically she was just congratulating. “It was definitely a good moment right there.”
Hardman, whose partner gave birth to their first child around last year’s Super Bowl game, which the Chiefs won against the Philadelphia Eagles, also revealed that his son’s first birthday will be on Tuesday, February 13.
He is named after his father and ancestors as Mecole Hardman III.
Later, Taylor Swift, Kelce’s girlfriend, congratulated Hardman on his winning TD.
Hardman and Kelce are believed to have a close relationship, dating back to 2019, when the Chiefs drafted the former.
“Yeah, uhm…we actually have another one on the way too that’s due in May,” he said, while also reflecting on his time playing with the New York Jets, earlier this season, before returning to the Chiefs, who played three seasons (2019-2022).
I have a daughter who will be born in May. So yeah, it’s been a rollercoaster getting to New York, trying to get somewhere new and then it doesn’t work out and I have to go back to Kansas City to get somewhere new.
“This was a rollercoaster of ups and downs, but I wouldn’t have it any other way – definitely winning the Super Bowl and having the opportunity to come back, so it was definitely a good ride.”
Hardman will be a free agent this offseason, and many expect a re-sign offer from the Chiefs.