Dallas Cowboys Linebacker Says ‘Bad Girl’ Taylor Swift Gives Travis Kelce ‘An Extra Boost of Confidence’

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If it seems like everyone has an opinion on Taylor Swift‘s reported romance with Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce that’s because they do. Take, for instance, Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons.


On this week’s episode of his The Edge with Micah Parsons podcast the two-time Pro Bowler offered up his opinion on why the two-time Super Bowl champ Kelce and the once-again unstoppable 6-1 Chiefs are crushing the AFC West competition as they sit on the best record in football.

And, go figure, it has something to do with Kelce’s No. 1 fan, Swift.

“Travis Kelce’s my boy, the best tight end in the league for like the past three, four years, so it’s obviously not Taylor Swift,” Parsons said of the Taylor Effect; it’s worth noting that the Chiefs have won all four games that Swift has attended so far, after dropping their season opener, in which Kelce did not play. “But I’m gonna tell y’all one thing. When there is a bad girl and she’s in attendance and she’s watching you, that gives you an extra boost of confidence.”

Parsons added, “You know what Kelce’s doing. I know what’s going on. He was already doing it, so now it’s like ‘Yeah, I’m gonna do it more now.’ Like it’s a swagger. It’s a confidence when those things happen. Y’all know how it goes.”

Even typically buttoned-up Chiefs coach Andy Reid joked afterwards that somehow 11-season veteran Kelce, 34, just keeps getting better with age, but that Swift is also welcome to keep showing up and doing her secret pump-up handshakes. “Kelce keeps getting better with time,” Reid said after Sunday’s game according to SI. “Taylor can stay around all she wants.”

Swift attended her first Chiefs game on Sept. 24, where she watched from a friends and family box alongside Trav’s mom, Donna Kelce, and the Chief’s beat Chicago 41-10. She was on hand again, with an A-list group of friends (Sabrina Carpenter, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Hugh Jackman), at the Oct. 1 23-20 victory over the New York Jets, as well as KC’s Oct. 8 27-20 home win against the Minnesota Vikings, where she sis’d down with Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes’ wife, Brittany.

She was back in the box over the weekend with Brittany and the Kelce family for a 31-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, where Kelce finished with 12 catches for 179 years and two touchdowns. A stat that ran during Sunday’s game noted that Kelce has more than double the receiving yards per game (99) when Swift is in the house versus when he’s “left to his own devices” (46.5).

Last weekend, Swift and Kelce seemingly confirmed their long-rumored romance by holding hands on their way to the Oct. 14 SNL afterparty, just after they each made surprise cameos on the show’s season 49 premiere. The next day, they had dinner at a restaurant in the West Village, hand-in-hand again; to date neither Swift nor Kelce have confirmed their reported romance.

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