Kelce deems season 'failure' because of Chiefs' Super Bowl loss

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Travis Kelce believes every year is Super Bowl or bust for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Kelce set a new single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end, but he doesn't consider the 2020 campaign a success as the Chiefs fell short of defending their championship against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

"I took a note from the (Chicago) Bulls when they were winning their (NBA) championships and had their run. It don't mean a thing if you ain't got the ring, baby," Kelce told SiriusXM NFL Radio. "All those accolades, all that stuff, it might be cool when I'm sitting down on a couch watching the young guys trying to chase the record, but right now, none of that really meant anything.

"Last year was a failure to me, to be honest. It just is. That's just what I have in my heart. That's the type of player I am, man. If we're not going out there winning Super Bowls, man, the season isn't a success."

Not only did Kelce break George Kittle's all-time mark with 1,416 yards, but he also became the first tight end to record 1,000 yards in five straight seasons.

The Chiefs have won five straight AFC West titles and made it to the AFC Championship Game in each of the last three seasons.

Kansas City is again the favorite to represent the AFC in 2021 due in large part to the All-Pro trio of Kelce, quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and wide receiver Tyreek Hill.

Kelce deems season 'failure' because of Chiefs' Super Bowl loss
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