Travis and Jason Kelce Reveal the Truth about Pronouncing Their Last Name

Kansas City, Missouri – NFL players Travis and Jason Kelce have set the record straight on the pronunciation of their last name. In a clip from “Inside the NFL,” Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones can be heard confirming that it is actually pronounced “Kels” instead of “Kel-see.” This revelation may not come as a surprise to fans of the Kelce brothers’ podcast, “New Heights,” as they have previously discussed the topic. During an episode in February 2023, the brothers confronted their father, Ed Kelce, about their last name.

The Kelce brothers questioned their father about why he changed their last name. Ed admitted that he got tired of correcting people and decided to go with the easier pronunciation. He even confessed that their mother, Donna Kelce, also thought their last name was pronounced “Kel-see.” Jason, however, preferred the incorrect pronunciation, while Travis said he would go by both.

The resurfaced clip about the Kelces’ last name comes at a time when Jason is contemplating retiring from the NFL. After the Philadelphia Eagles’ playoff loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jason reportedly told his teammates that he plans to step away from football after 13 seasons. However, on a recent episode of “New Heights,” Jason addressed the speculation and said he has purposely not revealed his intentions for next season.

Meanwhile, Travis has also been addressing questions about his future in the NFL. Amid rumors of retirement, Travis stated that he has no reason to stop playing football. He loves the challenge and still enjoys success in the sport. However, he did mention his interest in being in front of the camera, hinting at a possible career transition once his football days are over.

The Kelce brothers have made quite a name for themselves both on and off the field. Travis, in particular, has hosted “Saturday Night Live” and appeared in several documentaries. Jason, on the other hand, is considering his options after a long and successful career in the NFL.

As fans eagerly await the final decisions of the Kelce brothers regarding their football careers, one thing is clear – their last name will always be a topic of conversation. Whether pronounced “Kels” or “Kel-see,” the Kelce brothers have left a lasting impact on the football world.