Panthers center Ryan Kalil (left) is not doing his little brother, Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil, any favors when it comes to Super Bowl tickets.
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Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil would like his whole family to be at the Super Bowl but not so much that he’s willing to buy extra tickets for his brother, Minnesota Vikings left tackle Matt Kalil.
There are no cheap seats at the Super Bowl, but Ryan said Matt will be seated somewhere in the crowd — not in a luxury suite.
We don’t have money like the Mannings, so Matt probably won’t be in a box. He’ll just have his comp ticket he gets from the Vikings. If he needs more, he’s getting his own tickets. I’m not getting him any tickets. He can afford it.
The Kalil brothers, both USC products, are both great blockers, but Ryan has been in the league much longer and probably has more money saved after signing a $49 million contract in 2011. Matt is entering the final year of a rookie contract worth $19.8 million and can blow his brother’s salary out of the water next offseason, since left tackle is a more valued position than center.
Perhaps Matt can force Ryan to cough up some extra tickets in exchange for an inside scoop on Denver’s defensive front, since the Vikings played the Broncos in in Week 4 of the 2015 season.