Chiefs rookie cornerback Jaylen Watson apparently took Travis Kelce’s message following Super Bowl 57 to heart:
“You gotta fight. For your right. To party!”
Never was that more apparent than on Wednesday’s Super Bowl parade, which hailed the Chiefs’ 38-35 victory over the Eagles. Watson was seen sporting a bottle of Hennessy Cognac along the parade route as he enjoyed his first Super Bowl victory (and the Chiefs’ second in four seasons).
It seems as though Watson fought for that right a little too hard, however, as cameras eventually captured the rookie so intoxicated that he was wheel-chaired off Kansas City’s parade float. He took the moment in stride, jokingly blaming Chiefs Kingdom for his hitting the bottle a little too hard: “Y’all were responsible for this.”
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Chiefs Kingdom!!! Y’all were responsible for this🤣. YOU GOTTA FIGHT, FOR YOUR RIGHT pic.twitter.com/dpFGuvQWb1
— Wat’s Island🏝 (@JaylenWatson12) February 16, 2023
Watson’s tweet was funny by itself, though it prompted several equally humorous responses that showed the lead-up to him being temporarily wheelchair-bound:
We seen you in action! pic.twitter.com/UVKC9KTrkk
— AmyHalley (@achalley1997) February 16, 2023
My guy found out Henne-thing was NOT possible. 🤦🏽♂️😂 pic.twitter.com/8slyXsbjYH
— PARTYATCHURCH (@PastorAD3) February 16, 2023
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Naturally Watson’s teammates had to poke a bit of fun at him, including Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes and fellow Chiefs defensive back Juan Thornhill:
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) February 16, 2023
Nooooo I know you didn’t go out like that 😂😂
— The_Juan_And_Only (@Juan_Thornhill) February 16, 2023
(That said, Mahomes doesn’t have much room to talk. He was seen fully enjoying the festivities, as well).
The Lombardi gets another moment at the parade 🏆
📺: @Chiefs Super Bowl parade LIVE on @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/A4WP29TZM2
— NFL (@NFL) February 15, 2023
Y’all ready for some parade content?🏆 pic.twitter.com/uDQGpUEA5W
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 15, 2023
Patrick Mahomes, wearing a World Wrestling Entertainment title belt, slams a beer during the #ChiefsParade. #ChiefsKingdom
Full coverage: https://t.co/aPZdY32YqY pic.twitter.com/7bUBjW6oO3
— Nick Sloan (@NickSloanKCK) February 15, 2023
Watson committed, as they say, a rookie mistake in enjoying his drink a little too much. The good news: His hangover eventually will pass. The better news?
At the rate the Chiefs have been playing in recent years, he’ll have yet more Super Bowl parades to practice pacing his drinks.