Shortly after the Kansas City Chiefs lost their 10th game in eleven tries, this time to the Denver Broncos, a video from KCTV started to bounce around that showed Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe meeting with Peyton Manning in the parking lot.
Charles was looking for an autograph, but when he was asked how often he gets the Herbie Hancock of opposing players, the running back quickly pointed out it wasn’t for his collection.
“My momma wanted his autograph,” Charles said while laughing and nearly running away from the camera.
The Chiefs leading receiver wasn’t nearly as shy. He was happy to acknowledge why he sought out Manning for a picture.
“It’s a legend, I guess. It’s Peyton Manning. Who wouldn’t want a picture with him?” he asked rhetorically.
When the reporter mentioned how great it would be to have the Hall of Famer throw to him, Bowe wouldn’t disagree with that dream scenario, but he seemed happy with a picture for the mantle.
When I first saw the video, it seemed like a big nothing. But for some reasons, there were fans up in arms about Charles and Bowe wanting a keepsake from one of the best to ever play the game. If they had run over to him at the 50-yard line right after the game, I could see being a little peeved, but they did it the right way.
Players from both teams are on their way out of the building to head home and it’s not uncommon to swap stories and, yes, memorabilia.
I say, let them have autographs! Or pictures or anything else they want to swap.