Travis Kelce, Andy Reid React To Tight End's Stats Being Better With Taylor Swift In The Stands

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - OCTOBER 22: Travis Kelce #87 and Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs talk before the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium on October 22, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
Travis Kelce was blown away that his yards per game nearly double with Swift in attendance.

During Chiefs-Chargers this weekend, CBS pointed out that Travis Kelce's yards per game more than double when Taylor Swift is in attendance. It's an amusing stat, if a little inaccurate. Yes, Kelce is averaging 108 yards per Swift-attended game compared to 46.5 yards in the games the singer didn't attend. However, it's a data set of four games against a data set of two games. Furthermore, a majority of his Swift-attended stats can be attributed to his two most recent games - monster performances against the Broncos (124 yards) and Chargers (174 yards). Before the Broncos game, Kelce hadn't cracked 70 yards in a game. Furthermore, the games Swift didn't attend include a 26-yard showing in a defensive slugfest against the Jaguars. Fun, but not exactly statistically significant.

Regardless, both Kelce and head coach Andy Reid appeared pretty tickled by the notion. "Hard for me to wrap my head around that sentence,” Kelce noted about the graphic. “Kelce keeps getting better with time — Taylor can stay around all she wants," Reid joked at his post-game press conference. The Chiefs are next in action on the road against Denver.

Jason Kelce Expresses Concern About Traylor Media Attention

However, it's not been all fun and games for Travis Kelce. Speaking with NBC, his brother Jason expressed some concerns about the amount of media attention Travis' relationship has been getting. “It’s certainly been weird, the level that it is now. On one hand, I’m happy for my brother that he seems to be in a relationship that he’s excited about [and] that he is genuine about. But there’s another end of it where it’s like, ‘Man, this is a lot.’ There’s paparazzi talking about him fueling his car before the game today and I’m like, ‘Is that really necessary information to share?' This is another level of stardom that typically football players don’t deal with," Kelce told NBC Sports this past weekend.

Travis Kelce is perhaps the most spotlighted player in the NFL right now thanks to his relationship with Taylor Swift. While Jason also said that he was fine with Travis getting the attention as long as it didn't jeopardize his safety, it may have already reached that point. Kelce reportedly recently purchased a new home in a gated community, in part due to the level of attention his current home received from paparazzi and fans. While nothing untoward has happened yet, it does feel as if the fever pitch is about to break.


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Benjamin Mock (they/them) is a sports and culture writer working out of Philadelphia. Previously writing for the likes of Fixture, Dexerto, Fragster, and Jaxon, Ben has dedicated themselves to engaging and accessible articles about sports, esports, and internet culture. With a love for the weirder stories, you never quite know what to expect from their work.