Super Bowl LVII will see the Philadelphia Eagles and the Kansas City Chiefs collide at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona over the right to be named NFL champions and hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Both teams’ rosters are packed with star players but there’s a position where the duel will be key, with these two players being an important piece of the offense, and regarded amongst the best at their roles in the league.
Dallas Goedert and Travis Kelce will battle it out
The tight end position has gained more notoriety in recent years around the NFL, mainly thanks to players being used more in the pass game and not just as blockers for the running game or to give quarterbacks more time in the pocket.
One of the main contributors to this trend is Chiefs’ Travis Kelce, who’ll most certainly end his career as the best tight end in all the major statistical categories, with his rap with Patrick Mahomes being through the roof, making them perhaps the biggest quarterback and pass catcher tandem in the NFL.
Kelce has been a long time advocate for the tight end position to receive more credit around the league and founded with 49ers George Kittle and then Seahawks Greg OIsen, the “Tight End University”, a camp holded alongside most of the athletes playing the position in the NFL.
Dallas Goedert might want to thank Travis Kelce
Dallas Goedert has been around the NFL for less time than Travis Kelce and has definitely benefited from Kelce’s off the field teachings.
Ahead of Super Bowl LVII, the Eagles tight end shared his experience at the “Tight End University” camp in the offseason.
“Travis will talk for 30 minutes and explained his favorite five routes and why he does it and when he does it, things like that. And then George will talk for 30 minutes about different blocking techniques. We had Darren Waller talk about the choice route. This last year we had Dallas Clark come, we watched one of his Super Bowl runs in the playoffs, just played he made and things he thought of when he was playing. It’s so fun to listen and learn people’s different views on the game, different coaching points that their coaches might tell them, compared to what our coaches tell us. We always have a good time afterwards, too. Spending it in Nashville, there’s always a lot of fun to be had,” Goedert shared about his experience.
He then went on to express what his favorite thing was the first time he attended.
“My favorite thing is my first year there he said, ‘You got to know if a quarterback is doing a three-step drop or a five-step drop, because that tells you how many steps you can take until you can get open. Things like that. Just his knowledge of the game. He knows when to get open, how to get open and why to get open. That just goes to show why he’s been able to do what he’s done for so long,” Goedert said about Kelce.