Super Bowl 2023 Opening Night This year’s championship teams met for the first time Monday night, with the Eagles and Chiefs taking the stage at the Footprint Center for Opening Night. Days ahead of their anticipated Super Bowl LVII showdown at State Farm Stadium, the two contenders fielded questions from thousands of media members, reviewing their journey to the big game and previewing the culminating matchup of the 2022 season.
Super Bowl 2023 Opening Night
MVP finalists Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts were among 20 different players from both teams who appeared at designated podiums on the Opening Night floor, while dozens more mingled with the media throughout the night.
Here are some immediate takeaways from Footprint Center:
The Kelce brothers reign supreme
No one owned the spotlight quite like the Kelce brothers on Monday night. In fact, their mother, Donna, may have stolen the show from both of them, presenting her sons with Tupperware containers of homemade cookies. But their unprecedented big-stage showdown was a hot topic all night. The brothers were predictably complementary of each other, but Travis took a few playful jabs from the podium.
Telling reporters that Jason was full of rage as a child, running into things when he was frustrated, and that he could easily adapt to a different position better than his sibling, suggesting the elder Kelce has lost whatever route-running skills he may have had as a kid. Stay tuned for the next round of Kelce banter and their on-field clash at the Super Bowl.
The future of the QB position
If the Kelces weren’t the story of the night, then the starting quarterbacks surely were: even though Patrick Mahomes has been to this stage before, his pairing with the Eagles’ Jalen Hurts very much felt like a fork-in-the-road moment for the NFL.Going into the week, there’s been a lot of talk about them making history as the first pair of Black starting QBs to face off in the Super Bowl. But they just felt like they belonged on Monday night, oozing an equal amount of poise, calmness and mutual respect. They felt like the faces of tomorrow’s NFL, showcasing a true businesslike approach at the podium.
Talent disparity apparent
Mahomes’ presence, along with that of coach Andy Reid, guarantees the Chiefs can’t be written off in any game. Almost every Eagles microphone featured a Pro Bowl-caliber starter and/or icon from the team’s 2017 title run.
What TV channel is the 2023 Super Bowl on
FOX will broadcast Super Bowl 57.
How much are tickets for the 2023 Super Bowl
The cheapest Super Bowl seats on the secondary ticket marketplace are listed at well over $4,000. And he talked about being an offensive player, a wide receiver, because he has a dream.