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Chiefs coach Andy Reid on how Taylor Swift has influenced the team




When the news broke of Travis Kelce’s relationship with pop star Taylor Swift, many were worried that the performances of the tight end were going to slip.

However, quite the opposite happened: the Kansas City Chiefs ended up being crowned Super Bowl champions at the end of the season, overcoming the San Francisco 49ers by a score of 22-25.

Now, coach Andy Reid has spoken out about the relationship that the ‘Cardigan’ singer has with not just him, but the rest of the team.

Swift ‘made the offensive linemen Pop Tarts’

Speaking with T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert, Reid said: “I’m going to tell you, she’s a good girl first of all. Her dad is a big football fan. When I was in Philadelphia, he was a big Eagles fan. They’re from Pennsylvania. He played at Delaware. And so she had a pretty good idea of what football is all about, probably not at this level, but a pretty good idea.

“But she handled it right. She came in, I mentioned this publicly, she came in and made the offensive linemen Pop Tarts. Literally made them Pop Tarts. She didn’t give me any, but she made them... She went right to the offensive lineman and she was automatically brought into the fold. You get the offensive line guys figured out, the defensive line guys figured out, you’re okay.”

Travis Kelce celebrates with Taylor Swift after winning Super Bowl LVIII.
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Travis Kelce celebrates with Taylor Swift after winning Super Bowl LVIII.MARK J. REBILAS/USA TODAY SPORTSvia REUTERS

“And kind of behind the scenes to kind of fit in, she didn’t even know she was doing this I don’t think, but she likes to cook,” the head coach said in February. “So she made the offensive linemen these homemade pop tarts.” However, Reid himself did not receive a pop tart.

The 2024 NFL Preseason Schedule is now set, with dates and kickoff times for all games confirmed. The preseason campaign kicks off with the Houston Texans facing the Chicago Bears in the NFL/Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio, on Thursday, August 1 (ESPN & ABC at 8 p.m. ET).