- Swift and Kelce, both age 33, have been linked romantically over the summer
- The Chiefs tight end made his first start of the season vs. the Jaguars on Sunday
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NFL announcer Ian Eagle hilariously poked fun at Travis Kelce after the Chiefs tight end scored a touchdown against the Jaguars on Sunday, as he made a reference to Taylor Swift to highlight the occasion amid dating rumors between the popstar and two-time Super Bowl champion.
Kelce, 33, caught a pass from Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to increase Kansas City’s 7-6 lead over Jacksonville with 11:31 left in the third quarter.
And while Kelce celebrated his first touchdown of the season with teammates after having missed Kansas City’s season-opening 21-20 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 1, Eagle said: ‘Kelce finds a blank space for the score!’
The broadcaster was alluding to Swift’s hit single ‘Blank Space’, which topped charts upon its release in 2014.
Kelce and Swift, who were born the same year (1989), have been linked romantically in recent weeks after it’s been believed that they hung out in New York City over the summer.
Travis Kelce, of the Kansas City Chiefs, scored a TD on his return to the team following injury
Kelce caught the football in the Jaguars end zone with 11:31 left in the third quarter on Sunday
Kelce and Taylor Swift, who were born the same year (1989), have been linked romantically
Kelce apparently hung out with Swift in New York City over the summer amid dating rumors
What’s more, is that Kelce said on the latest episode of his podcast with his older brother, Jason, that he previously tried to give the ‘You Belong with Me’ singer his number.
The eight-time Pro Bowler attended Swift’s concert at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City earlier this month, ready with a masterplan to ask her out after the live gig.
Kelce cleverly wrote down his phone number on his wristband, hoping that he could give it to Swift when they both met backstage once she was done performing.
However, Swift didn’t want to meet anyone after her show, preferring to rest her vocals following her 44-song performance, thus rejecting Kelce in the process.
Jason – who lost against his brother in this year’s Super Bowl – teased his younger sibling for getting turned down by Swift.
Bringing up the 12-time Grammy winning artist’s Pennsylvania roots, Jason said: ‘She probably hasn’t got over the Super Bowl yet, she’s a big Eagles fan. Maybe she just made something up and didn’t want to talk to you.’
Meanwhile, Barstool Sports CEO David Portnoy made headlines for commenting on Swift’s rumored new relationship with Kelce, as he said that the NFL star ‘wouldn’t be my first choice’ to date if he were the pop superstar.
Rob Gronkowski – a four-time Super Bowl champion – also commented on rumors of Kelce and Swift dating, as he said that America’s potentially newest power couple would the ‘number one Ken and Barbie in the NFL’.