Chris Jones, a multi-time All Pro defensive tackle with the Kansas City Chiefs, became one of the top trends on X Sunday when he appeared to tear up during Reba McEntire’s rendition of the national anthem at Super Bowl LVIII.
The broadcast of McEntire’s anthem received largely rave reviews on social media despite some slight audio issues. It repeatedly cut between McEntire and troops deployed overseas in South Korea, as well as the Las Vegas dome, which was decorated with the American flag.
The broadcast also cut to a number of players, including 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy and Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Jones stole the show, however, as the national anthem appeared to make him emotional.
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) February 11, 2024
Awesome to see Chris Jones cry during the National Anthem. Most people love America and want it to be great.
— Charles R Downs (@TheCharlesDowns) February 11, 2024
Chris Jones crying during the NATIONAL ANTHEM…..is EVERYTHING!! Greatest Country in the world!! pic.twitter.com/Ij0PnAZ47t
— Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) February 11, 2024
Jones will be hoping to win his third Super Bowl with the Chiefs in what may be his last game with the franchise if the two camps are unable to agree on a new contract. He has played his entire career with Kansas City since being drafted in the second round in 2016.
In addition to two Super Bowl rings, Jones has been to the Pro Bowl five times, including two first team All-Pro selections.