The Chiefs have decided not to risk an injury to tight end Travis Kelce before the playoffs.
The Chiefs announced that Kelce is inactive for today’s season finale against the Chargers. Kelce is not injured, but head coach Andy Reid decided to keep him out for the postseason to keep him healthy.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is also out today, and the Chiefs are playing it safe, having already clinched the No. 3 seed in the AFC.
Kelce fell just 16 yards short of his eighth consecutive 1,000-yard season, and there was some talk that he would play long enough to achieve the 1,000-yard milestone. But Reid has thought better of it, and Kelce’s next game will be at Kansas City next weekend in the Wild Card Round.