Travis Kelce Became ‘a Different Man’ After Dating Taylor Swift, Kansas City Chiefs Coach Says

Travis Kelce Became 'a Different Man' After Dating Taylor Swift, Kansas City Chiefs Coach Says

Kansas City Chiefs defensive backs coach Dave Merritt is shedding light on the positive effect Taylor Swift has had on not only Travis Kelce, but the team as a whole.

 

 

In a recent episode of The Sports Shop With Reese & Kmac, Merritt praised the “Shake It Off’ singer, 34, saying, “She actually affected the team in a positive way.”

 

 

Travis Kelce Became 'a Different Man' After Dating Taylor Swift, Kansas City Chiefs Coach Says

 

 

“Everybody was excited that Travis was happy. So when my player, my brother, is happy beside me, that helps me and that encourages me,” Merritt said of their romance. Since Swift began dating the 34-year-old tight end in September 2023, the coach noted that Kelce “came in there a different man,” adding, “So she helped us.”

“She won a Super Bowl in her first year in the NFL,” he joked, referencing the Chiefs’ recent Super Bowl LVIII win against the San Francisco 49ers. “How about that?”

 

 

Travis Kelce Became 'a Different Man' After Dating Taylor Swift, Kansas City Chiefs Coach Says

 

 

Swift has been a fixture at Chiefs games amid her blossoming romance with Kelce. While many have criticized her frequent appearances at the NFL games, Merritt pointed out that when she first started coming around, “it was privately.”

He explained, “She was coming into the stadiums without people really knowing until the camera put the big spotlight on her.”

 

 

He continued: “But upon meeting her, I felt like she actually added to what it was that we were trying to do.

Because there were so many people that were hating the fact that she was being shown on TV, that you know what, you’re part of our family because you’re now with Travis, so therefore you’re our little sister or you’re whatever it may be, you’re part of family.”

Another person who couldn’t be happier for Kelce and Swift? Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who actually knew the singer prior to her romance with the tight end.

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