While Kaycee won the most competitions of the summer and played an incredible physical game, Tyler made many strategic moves behind the scenes and always appeared to be one step ahead.
Although Big Brother viewers probably weren't shocked by the amount of jury votes Tyler had received to win, Kaycee admitted to Entertainment Weekly, "It was a lot closer than I expected."
"I knew there was a chance that he can have [Angela Rummans]' vote, and then [Sam Bledsoe]'s vote. I was overthinking a lot of it. I really was," continued the 30-year-old pro football player from San Diego who currently resides in Tempe, AZ.
"And at the end of the day, I had like shut my mind off and was like, 'You know what? The jury will do whatever they want to do, and they all have different perspectives, and they're all feeling differently, and I'm not going to try and guess.'"
"But I'm just thankful for the votes that I did get, for me to win Big Brother 20."
Kaycee tried not to think about the voting results prior to finale night, but she did apparently believe she had the majority of the other side of the house -- meaning the players who were not in her "Level 6" alliance -- backing her.
"Scottie, I was a little worried because, you know, he was close to both me and Tyler. Haleigh, I thought she would vote for me, but she didn't. And, I mean, to know at the end of the show that Angela and Tyler were really in showmance, I thought, 'Well, she's definitely not voting for me,'" Kaycee revealed to EW.
"So, I'm just surprised with the votes. I knew Rockstar would [vote for me], because she wasn't a big fan of Tyler."
"So all my votes came from the other side of the house and non-Level Six members. Which worked to my advantage to care about the other side of the house as human beings and it all worked out in the end."
Tyler received $50,000 for finishing as Big Brother's Season 20 runner-up, and he also won the title of "America's Favorite Houseguest," which added $25,000 onto his winnings.