The highly-publicized relationship between pop megastar Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is reaching new heights. The NFL can’t stop talking about it while the entertainment world doesn’t know what to make of it. But after the Chiefs lost a shocker to the downtrodden Denver Broncos last week, many are arguing that it’s now beginning to affect Kelce’s performance levels. Some even believe it’s become an unwanted distraction for the Chiefs as they attempt to defend their Super Bowl title.
So let’s look at the main reasons why their connection may become a dangerous distraction. In the end, Kelce is a professional athlete competing for the highest honors and accolades in his sport. Will Swift eventually become the Yoko Ono to his connection with Pat Mahomes? Let’s hope not. In the meantime, lets examine if cracks are truly starting to form because of Swift right here.
An occasional loss won’t kill the Chiefs’ season because they’re still playing well and sitting atop the AFC at 6-2, albeit with a slight lead in the conference. However, there are simply no excuses to make for their embarrassing loss to the Denver Broncos. Patrick Mahomes had a poor display while Kelce had his worst game of 2023. Swift didn’t attend because she was on tour but was arguably still a distraction.
That’s because there was a new – warranted or unwarranted – narrative about Kelce only winning when Swift was there. This is obviously foolish because he’s a two-time Super Bowl champion but it doesn’t help focus his or the team’s mindset nonetheless. It’s safe to say that their public relationship is becoming a distraction for the franchise and the sport’s best tight end (via Sports Illustrated).