The Kansas City Chiefs celebrated their second Super Bowl victory in the past four years in style on Wednesday, when they took the Lombardi Trophy back to Kansas City for a boisterous victory parade.
One player, however, was notably absent: running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. We now know why.
The former first-round draft pick was participating in New York Fashion Week, modeling an ensemble for Daniel’s Leather, per Devon Clements.
For those wondering why #Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire wasn’t at the Super Bowl parade:
— Devon Clements (@DevclemNFL) February 16, 2023
“For those wondering why #Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire wasn’t at the Super Bowl parade: He walked at New York Fashion Week Wednesday evening for Daniel’s Leather,” Clements tweeted.
“It’s always been a privilege to be able to see Daniel’s Leather and follow him, but just being here and present and being able to lay eyes on everything, it’s going to be something special,” Edwards-Helaire said.
Edwards-Helaire took a backseat to Isiah Pacheco and Jerick McKinnon in the Chiefs’ running back rotation this season, in part due to injury.
He appeared in 10 games and started six, rushing for 302 yards and scoring six total touchdowns.
Edwards-Helaire returned from his ankle injury for the Super Bowl but did not see the field.
Edwards-Helaire figures to have more left in the tank for his NFL career. But whenever his playing day are done, perhaps he has a future as a model.