I’ll say this for Kansas City Chiefs Tight End, Travis Kelce, if all the extra attention he’s been getting because of his girlfriend, Taylor Swift, has bothered him, he seems to be handling the Paparazzi, his new relationship, and his job on the football field, in a manner that suggests, he knows exactly how to live in this moment.
On Friday, Kansas City Chiefs Tight End, Travis Kelce finally spoke to the media since his, now very public romance with Taylor Swift, has taken over the entertainment world. The happy couple are navigating their relationship in and out of the news.
Though Taylor Swift attended the last two Chiefs games, the first at Arrowhead, and the second in New York, there is no way of knowing if she’ll be at US Bank Stadium on Sunday when Kansas City travels to Minnesota to face the Vikings.
Today Kelce was prepared for all the questions, and he appeared to be calm and focused on the fact he had a game to prepare for Sunday. Still, the Swift topic was a high priority by the media, who were looking for clarity and tidbits about the relationship off the field, and how that relates to the job at hand for the Chiefs.
Still, it’s a lot of attention and Kelce clearly embraces it.
“Whether I think they’re overdoing it or not, I brought this on myself,” he said about the Paparazzi that now tracks his every move. “It comes with it. You’ve got a lot of people that care about Taylor, and for good reason.”
Forget what Kelce said about the press his last comments clearly define his feelings on the relationship. He even stated that winning the Super Bowl was great, but this might be even better.
Kelce to his credit never lost focus, didn’t seem bothered by any negativity including the jab from Aaron Rodgers, who referred to Kelce as ‘Mr. Pfizer.’
“Who knew I’d get into vax wars with Aaron Rodgers man? Mr. Pfizer against the Johnson and Johnson family over there,” Kelce quipped back.
Again, Kelce’s job is to win football games, and he admitted compartmentalizing the professional and private aspects of his job and life, appear to be in check. After all, if he ever has any doubt, confusion or those compartments cross one another negatively, he has his best friend, Patrick Mahomes to set him straight.
“He’s dialed in, man. He’s one of the best quarterbacks to ever do this thing because of how he can move on from things, how he can learn from things and make sure he’s being the best he can for the guys around him,” Kelce said in talking about Mahomes ability to shake off negativity and move forward.
Though this comment was clearly about Mahomes struggles this year with a new brand of receivers, there was a subliminal tone to Kelce’s praise of Mahomes. That being, Kelce has the same abilities. Though Kelce can display a little more fire from time to time, something Mahomes does as well, Travis understands the job at hand.
In the days upcoming, nobody knows if this relationship will affect Kelce or the Chiefs. After all, his season might not end until the middle of February, and Swift is set to finish the U.S. portion of her tour in November before taking her live show overseas in January.
For now, everyone appears to be supportive of the relationship, and the Chiefs don’t seem to be too bothered by the extra media attention that’s hitting their brand. It sounds like both the NFL and the Chiefs are benefiting from the Kelce Swift phenomenon.
“It’s worldwide man, it’s worldwide. It’s been magnified for sure though,” Kelce concluded.
Until it’s no longer worldwide, it sounds like everyone is happy with the present.