Analyst Blasts Chiefs TE Travis Kelce for Claims of Bribery


Kansas City Chiefs End Court Travis Kelsey.

Travis and Jason Kelsey’s “New Heights” podcast hit the Chiefs’ Kingdom in Week 3 in large part due to the Kansas City Chiefs’ All-Pro tight end.

Besides giving Travis his reaction to being attacked by Los Angeles Chargers Safety Derwin James in Week 2, he also shared his thoughts on PFF – an analytics company that provides exclusive player and game data to the NFL, NCAA and CFL and also provides scores players to subscribers.

“The thing is, these PFF designers are sorting out what they think the play should be,” Travis said in the episode that was released on September 21. In something else and the play doesn’t work… The students don’t necessarily know the purpose of the play and the basics we are learning.”

But it was what Travis said shortly after those remarks that caused an uproar online.

“I also think there are [are] Agents here pay men for higher grades than others – I won’t name any,” he said.

Jason went on to question the veracity of Travis’ claim, which Travis has repeatedly endorsed.

“It’s happening, Jason,” Travis concluded. “It happens.”

PFF leads analysts to applaud again at Kelce

Once a clip of Travis’ allegation went viral on Twitter, PFF’s lead NFL analyst, Sam Monson, grabbed controversial attention and had something to say about it.

“The PFF taking money from agents to change grades is like a flat earth conspiracy theory. It just doesn’t happen,” Monson wrote on Twitter on September 22.” Agents pay the PFF for information packages for players to help them negotiate better with teams or to help their players in any field of shortcomings and so on.

“All 32 teams pay big for information and scores, the PFF wouldn’t jeopardize that to inflate the random scores of a random worker who wants his man to look better, notes Jason Keels.”

Twitter interacts with Monson Bashing Kelce

Twitter users responded to Monson by applauding again at Travis Kelce.

“It would be a good conditional for you to rank mahomes 9th in Week 1. I think you are better off following this theory than following this what you have already rated. Just an idea,” one Twitter user wrote.

“I’ve paid you guys a year now and haven’t got a positive score yet. I can’t even get a score for gods,” another user wrote.

“Did an agent offer to pay the PFF to rate the player positively in the year before contract negotiations? I think that’s a valid question, and it wouldn’t be regardless,” Arrowhead Live wrote. “I am a critic of the PFF, but I have also been an elite subscriber for as long as it has been common for a reason.”

“Maybe we look at such examples as (Steelers QB Mitchell Trubisky) last night who got a score of 80.3 but nonetheless Mahomes in Week 1 in[Arizona]was in the low 70s and that[puts into question]the credibility and realism of these scores. It’s a legitimate point. Another user wrote, “You get a lot of heat for a reason.”

Another user wrote, “Perfect opportunity to invite him to a PFF aggregator to give him a tutorial on your process.”