Kansas City Chiefs' star tight end Travis Kelce, fresh from his team's arrival in Las Vegas for Super Bowl LVIII, shared his admiration and competitive spirit with Grammy award-winning artist Taylor Swift. During the Super Bowl Opening Night at Allegiant Stadium on Monday, Kelce expressed his awe of Swift, who recently made history with her groundbreaking achievements at the Grammy Awards.
Kelce, no stranger to the limelight himself, was all praises for Swift, stating, "She is rewriting the history books herself." In a charmingly competitive spirit, he added, "I told her I'll have to hold up my end of the bargain and come home with some hardware too." This statement sets a high bar for Kelce as he gears up for the upcoming Super Bowl showdown.
Despite their busy schedules, with Swift jetting off for her concert tour in Tokyo, the connection between the two stars remains strong. Kelce managed to catch glimpses of Swift's Grammy triumphs through his phone, a testament to their supportive relationship.
There's buzz around Swift possibly attending the Super Bowl, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event.
Teammates Embrace Swift's Influence
The Kelce-Swift dynamic has also caught the attention of Kelce's teammates, including superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Mahomes himself admitted to having a soft spot for Swift's hits like "Anti-Hero" and "Love Story," showcasing the wide-reaching impact of Swift's music. Kelce, already a two-time Super Bowl champion, is on a quest for his third title.
He credits Swift for boosting his game-day energy and mindset. "She has an amazing love for life, just making sure I check my ego at the door and bring the right energy every single day," he shared. The NFL community, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, has embraced Swift's influence.
Goodell, proudly labeling himself a "Swiftie," praised her exceptional talent and the positivity she brings to NFL games. He recalled attending her concerts with his family, emphasizing her status as a top-tier entertainer.
Kelce's recent on-field performances have been noteworthy, with three touchdowns in his last two games, after a brief drought. With 19 touchdowns in 21 career postseason games, including two previous Super Bowl appearances, Kelce's record is impressive.