Patrick Mahomes jokes about Taylor Swift ‘trying to become a football coach’

‘Even when she’s taking her downtime, she’s working on something,’ Mahomes said about Swift

Brittany Miller
New York
Tuesday 23 April 2024 15:17 BST
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Patrick Mahomes has been opening up about his interactions with Taylor Swift.

On Tuesday 16 April, Time published their profile on the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and he discussed what it was like interacting with his teammate, Travis Kelce’s girlfriend.

Mahomes explained that he has “met a lot of famous people”, but he said the Grammy winner is “probably the most down-to-earth” of them all.

“She’s never not working,” he told the outlet. “Even when she’s taking her downtime, she’s working on something. Shooting a music video or singing a song or writing a song. You can see it by how she talks.”

The quarterback noted that the mindset went beyond just working on her music, she was also trying to understand the game of football to show her support for Kelce.

“Even when she’s talking about football, when she’s learning it, you can see her business mind putting it together. It’s almost like she’s trying to become a coach. ‘Why can’t you try this, this, and this?’ She’s asking the right questions,” he said about her.

Mahomes acknowledged that Swift helped the Chiefs go “from a nationwide team that was kind of global to a full global, worldwide team” with her popularity.

“That came from Taylor’s fanbase,” he added.

Despite the extra attention that came from Swift and Kelce’s relationship, Mahomes didn’t think it distracted the team at all. “We just embraced it,” he said.

“We like having that visibility. At the end of the day, football has always been this bruising sport. We want to make it fun, where kids grow up and play football and show their personality and be who they are. This year really magnified that.”

Mahomes and Kelce went on to celebrate their second Super Bowl win in a row in February 2024 with Swift and Mahomes’s wife, Brittany, cheering them on.

With the NFL now in the middle of the offseason and Swift taking a few weeks off from her Eras Tour, the couple was recently seen dancing at Coachella.

The couple watched Jack Antonoff’s band, Bleachers, perform at the festival in Indio, California, on Saturday, with many many fans taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, to share clips of them.

Swift and Kelce were seen dancing sidestage as the band performed during the first weekend of the annual music festival. TikToker Kale Tompkins, who was in the crowd during the concert, recorded a video of the two’s interaction.

This is the first time Swift has attended the celeb-loved music festival since 2016 when she famously rocked up to the desert with her bleach blonde hairstyle – known as “Bleachella”.

Meanwhile, Kelce attended the event in 2022 and 2023 alongside some of his best friends.

For her outfit, Swift was seen wearing a piece of branded merchandise from Travis and his older brother Jason’s podcast New Heights, specifically a dark green baseball cap with the podcast’s name on it written in white font. Kelce was also seen in a baseball hat that was white with the phrase “Happy Gilmore” written across the front.

In addition to the matching baseball caps, the Grammy winner was wearing black jean shorts with an oversized leather jacket and a black tank top. Kelce was sporting various patterns with unbuttoned flannel and a white undershirt, vertical-striped blue and white pants, white Converse sneakers, and a tie-dyed bandana around his neck.

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