NFL Announcer Plays Into Rumors Travis Kelce Is Dating Taylor Swift
Turns out NFL announcers are just like Us: They love a good Taylor Swift lyric reference.
Travis Kelce Scores Touchdown Amid Rumored Romance
Travis Kelce scored his first touchdown of the season on Sunday, September 17, as the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against the Jacksonville Jaguars. When Kelce celebrated with his teammates in the end zone, commentator Ian Eagle alluded to the tight end’s rumored romance with Taylor Swift.
“Kelce finds a blank space for the score,” Eagle teased.
He later quipped that Kelce was able to “shake it off” after being injured during practice.
Rich Eisen Joins in the Fun
The jokes continued on Sunday with NFL Network’s Rich Eisen naming a series of Taylor Swift hits while covering Kelce’s return to the field. Sharing a clip of the broadcast via Instagram, Eisen wrote in the caption, “Look what you made me do, @killatrav.”
Kelce laughed off the moment in the comments section, acknowledging Eisen’s clever wordplay.
Rumors of a Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift Romance
Reports surfaced earlier this month that Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift were spending time together. The athlete previously revealed that he tried to shoot his shot at Swift’s Eras Tour stop in Kansas City, but his attempt was unsuccessful.
“Well, I was disappointed that she doesn’t talk before or after her shows because she has to save her voice for the 44 songs that she sings,” he said on his and brother Jason Kelce’s “New Heights” podcast in July. While detailing the tradition of exchanging friendship bracelets with other Swifties at the tour, Travis hinted that he made one for Swift with his phone number on it.
“She doesn’t meet anybody — or at least she didn’t want to meet me, so I took it personally,” he joked. “But it was an unbelievable show. Kansas City showed out.”
Swift, who briefly dated Matty Healy following her split from boyfriend of six years Joe Alwyn earlier this year, has yet to address the rumored romance. Travis’ brother, Jason Kelce, played it cool when asked about the A-lister.
“I cannot comment,” Jason teased in a postgame interview on Thursday, September 14. “Ever since Travis’ reality show Catching Kelce, everybody has been infatuated with Travis’ love life. I don’t really know what’s going on there. I know Trav is having fun. We’ll see what happens with whoever he ends up with.”
The playful banter and references to Taylor Swift’s music by NFL announcers have only fueled rumors of a romance between Travis Kelce and the pop star. While neither party has confirmed or denied the reports, the speculation continues. Fans and media alike will be eagerly watching to see how this rumored romance unfolds.