Kansas City Chiefs head coach, Andy Reid, acknowledges the undeniable impact that pop sensation Taylor Swift has on star player Travis Kelce’s performance and welcomes her continued presence at their games.
After the Chiefs’ impressive 31-17 victory against the Los Angeles Chargers, in which Travis Kelce delivered an outstanding performance with 12 receptions, 179 yards, and a touchdown, Reid expressed his desire for Taylor Swift to keep attending their games.
Kelce’s dominating presence on the field was evident as he constantly threatened their LA rivals.
In the first half, he even made history by becoming the first tight end since 2000 to achieve 100 receiving yards in the first half of back-to-back games.
Kelce’s exceptional performance seems to be closely linked to the presence of his girlfriend, Taylor Swift, at the games.
The statistics speak for themselves, and Reid is more than willing to have Swift around if it means enhancing the performance of their superstar tight end.
In response to Kelce’s stellar performances when Swift is in the stands, Reid enthusiastically stated, “She can stay around all she wants,” as reported by Adam Teicher of ESPN.
The data strongly supports Reid’s stance. During the Chiefs’ matchup against the Chargers, CBS Sports even highlighted the remarkable difference in Kelce’s numbers when Swift is in attendance, noting an average of 99 reception yards per game. In contrast, when Swift is absent, this number significantly drops to 46.5.
While some Chiefs fans may prefer to focus solely on the football action without frequent camera shots of Swift, it’s hard to deny her substantial impact on Kelce and the NFL business-wise.
Andy Reid, too, has no qualms about this phenomenon, as the statistics clearly demonstrate its effectiveness.
It might be time for Chiefs fans to accept that Taylor Swift is now an integral part of Chiefs Nation, whether they fully embrace it or not.