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Bill Belichick has little use for the Lamar Hunt Trophy

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (left) handed the Lamar Hunt Tropy coach Bill Belichick on Sunday.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (left) handed the Lamar Hunt Tropy coach Bill Belichick on Sunday. The Associated Press

Chiefs fans are dreaming about the day that their team receives the Lamar Hunt Trophy for winning the AFC Championship Game.

New England coach Bill Belichick? He doesn’t seem to care much about the trophy.

After the Patriots rallied for a 24-20 win over the Jaguars in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game, Belichick was given the Lamar Hunt Trophy, which is named for the former Chiefs owner. Belichick held it for all of about 3 seconds before handing it to a Patriots team official.

Belichick already has received five Vince Lombardi Trophies as coach of the New England Patriots, and he clearly is more worried about getting No. 6 in a couple of weeks at Super Bowl LII.

Take a look at the trophy presentation on Sunday in Foxborough, Mass:

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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