Dads, Brads, and Chads have another reason to be angry today (not that they ever need an excuse, sigh). That unholy trinity of names is billionaire singer Taylor Swift‘s shorthand for the multitudes of males enraged when she shows up at boyfriend Travis Kelce‘s place of work, coined in her Person of the Year interview with Time. But according to Patrick Mahomes, who, as Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, is a colleague to tight end Kelce, Swift is a welcome presence at Chiefs games and is now “just part of Chiefs Kingdom,” like any other Brad or Chad out there.
Mahomes made the controversial remarks in an interview with NFL player turned journalist Nate Burleson, who referred to Swift as “the elephant in the room.”
“At first, I feel like everybody kind of stayed away, just let him do what he was doing,” Mahomes said of Kelce and Swift’s burgeoning relationship, which reportedly began before the 2023 NFL season commenced.
But Kelce’s teammates are only human. “I mean, it was a couple of jokes here and there in the beginning,” Mahomes admits.
“Then he started bringing Taylor around, and you realize how cool of a person she was and she is,” Mahomes said, perhaps referring to Swift’s first public Chiefs game in September.
According to Mahomes, Kelce is “lucky enough to be with a great girl — and a great woman — and it’s been cool to kind of interact with her and see, because she’s top tier of her profession.” Mahomes, who per Fox Sports is at the top tier of his profession, says he is learning from Swift, and is enjoying the opportunity to “see how she drives and she becomes that.”