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Friday open thread: Who is your favorite player in the Super Bowl?

Plenty of stars will take the field on Sunday.

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Both the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs fully deserve to be playing this Sunday. Occasionally a team will sneak into the Super Bowl that turns a few heads, but there is no denying that both of the squads this year have the look of an NFL Champion and earned their way up to this point.

The game itself should be great, with both sides boasting tremendous rosters. The 49ers have a solid offense with perhaps fewer stars, aside from George Kittle and maybe someday Jimmy Garoppolo. The defense is loaded with talent, however, from Nick Bosa up front to Richard Sherman locking down the secondary.

Meanwhile, the Chiefs do not lack electric talent on offense, starting with Patrick Mahomes. Whoever he throws the ball to seems to find success, but weapons like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce make it that much easier. Do not forget Tyrann Mathieu or Frank Clark on the defensive side of the ball, either.

Today’s question of the day is:

Who is your favorite player in the Super Bowl?

My answer: I will be honest that it started with fantasy football (sorry, Jeremy), but I just love watching Travis Kelce. No matter who is lined up against him, the monster tight end seems to always have the advantage, and the creative Kansas City offense is not afraid to use him in multiple ways, including behind the line of scrimmage.

On the other sideline is the game’s other top tight end, and while Kittle is the better all-around product given his blocking, Kelce is such a dynamic weapon that is perfect for this team. He is an excellent option in the red zone and is just as resourceful as any wide receiver all over the field. Mahomes and company are exciting every single time they have the ball, but my eye will be on Kelce this Sunday.

Your turn.

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