The Chiefs have been the class of the AFC for the past two years, but now Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce believes the Browns are there with the Chiefs in 2021.
Kelce, who was born and raised in Cleveland, attended Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry’s charity softball game and said the Browns were playoff contenders.
“They are definitely a contender, without a doubt,” Kelce said of the Browns, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. “It’s definitely there. baker [Mayfield] and the gang raised the bar, made this team an amazing team and a team you need to prepare for and take seriously. I think going forward without a doubt, I can see a lot more playoff games between us, and I’m just going to take it one day at a time and hope for it. I think the Browns and Chiefs are definitely neck to neck. “
After being the laughing stock of the league for many years, the Browns are now making other teams take notice.
“It’s impressive to see where they’re coming from and where they’re at now because he’s a legitimate contender,” Kelce said, “and every team will have to bring it. “
The Browns ‘2020 season ended with a loss to Kansas City in the divisional playoff round, and the Browns’ 2021 season opens in Kansas City in week one.