Travis Kelce Playfully Reacts to His NFL Family's Taylor Swift Puns

Travis Kelce couldn't help but laugh at NFL commentator Rich Eisen's many references to Taylor Swift, who the Kansas City Chiefs player is rumored to be dating.

By Jess Cohen Sep 18, 2023 1:23 PMTags
Watch: Travis Kelce Gets Trolled by NFL Taylor Swift Jokes

Travis Kelce is applauding this game day strategy. 

Amid rumors that the Kansas City Chiefs player is dating Taylor Swift, his NFL family—including commentator Rich Eisen—decided to have some fun with the romance speculation.

During the Sept. 17 broadcast of NFL GameDay Morning, Rich dropped several T.Swift puns while discussing Travis' return to the field. "Even though that bone bruise and the injury, one would think is delicate," Rich began, referencing Taylor's track, "he's been able to shake it off."

While Travis was able to play in Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Rich noted that the tight end previously left a "Blank Space" in his team's lineup while out with his knee injury earlier this month. "But I think he returns today," he continued, "and proves to be the anti-hero."

After Rich posted a mashup of his playful puns to Instagram, Travis couldn't help but applaud his efforts, commenting, "Well played Rich...Well played," along with clapping and laughing emojis.

And as it turns out, Travis did play a bit of an anti-hero role in the game, scoring a touchdown for his team, who went on to defeat the Jaguars 17-9. In fact, after Travis caught teammate Patrick Mahomes' pass in the third quarter, increasing Kansas City's lead, NFL announcer Ian Eagle also referenced Taylor's song, saying Travis had found a "Blank Space" for the score.

photos
Taylor Swift Through the Years

Romance rumors involving Travis and Taylor, both 33, have been in overdrive since July after the athlete attempted to shoot his shot with the Grammy winner at her Eras Tour stop in Kansas City.

Travis' brother, fellow NFL star Jason Kelce, was even recently asked to weigh in on the relationship speculation.

"I've seen these rumors…I cannot comment," Jason said on TNF Nightcap Sept. 14, adding that ever since the 2016 premiere of Travis' E! series Catching Kelce, "everyone's been infatuated with Travis' love life."

Instagram

"I don't really know what's going on there," he continued. "I know Trav is having fun, we'll see what happens with whoever he ends up with."

E! News has reached out to Travis and Taylor's reps for comment on the rumors and has not heard back.

While we wait for more enchanting clues about a possible romance, take a look at all of the celebs—in addition to Travis!—who've attended Taylor's Eras Tour so far...

Travis Kelce & Rita Ora

"It’s fair to say Sydney always delivers," Rita Ora captioned Instagram photos from Taylor Swift's Feb. 23 show, including a snap with Travis Kelce. "Or shall we say our TayTay @taylorswift always delivers!”

Taika Waititi, Taylor Swift & Rita Ora

Taylor's dad Scott Swift delivered an epic photobomb.

Katy Perry

"Got to see an old friend shine tonight," Katy Perry captioned footage on Instagram from the Feb. 23 concert.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica captioned the moment with friends in Mexico City, "Spamming u w really good @taylorswift Eras Tour content."

Lucy Hale

The Pretty Little Liars star attended with friends Morgan Pesante, Katie Greenthal and Claire Leahy. "Omg??? @taylorswift putting on a show that was so good I can't even process," she wrote. "Nostalgic, empowering, and sparkly."

Halsey

The "Bad at Love" singer got in the spirit by making friendship bracelets to trade with fans during the last Los Angeles show.

Mariska Hargitay and Savannah Guthrie

"Still in the afterglow of the most magical night," the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star wrote on Instagram Aug. 9 after a bejeweled night out in L.A. "Deepest gratitude to @taylorswift for your poetry and wisdom. You inspire us and connect us to our #delicate tenderness, joy, hope and strength—and most of all, our wish to live and love courageously."

Chris Olsen

Sharing pics from an L.A. show, Chris Olsen quoted the T.Swift lyrics in his caption, "I DON'T KNOW HOW IT GETS BETTER THAN THIS."

Dylan Mulvaney

"Eras tour (Dylan's version)," the influencer captioned fits of her rocking a Stella McCartney outfit. "@taylorswift you are a goddess best night ever."

Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag

The Hills stars filled a blank space in their calendar with a date night in Los Angeles at the Eras Tour. Heidi Montag captioned their pics, "This was the concert of a lifetime! Legendary! Thank you for the tickets @taylorswift."

Jessica Alba and Cash Warren

"@taylorswift with the fam," Jessica Alba wrote, "what a show!" She and husband Cash Warren celebrated their love story by taking their kids Honor, 15, and Haven, 11, and Hayes, 5.

Charlize Theron

The Mad Max star danced to "Shake It off" with her kids August and Jackson. "Thank you for the best birthday ever @taylorswift!!!" she wrote. "We had such a great f--king time."

Paula Abdul and Vince Vaughn

"What a SHOW," Paula Abdul wrote while posting for a photo with Vince Vaughn and Taylor's parents Scott and Andrea Swift in Los Angeles.

James Kennedy, Paula Abdul, Scheana Shay and Ally Lewber

The Vanderpump Rules stars made their wildest dreams come true on the floor with Paula.

Alicia Keys

The "No One singer" attended the Aug. 5 show at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles with her 8-year-old son Genesis.

Sofía Vergara

The actress attended one of Swift's shows at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles with Anastasia Beverly Hills cosmetics founder Anastasia Soare and her daughter, Claudia.

Vanessa Bryant

The late Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant and their daughters Natalia Bryant, 20, Bianka Bryant, 6, and Capri Bryant, 4 attended Swift's show at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles Aug. 3. While performing her song "22," the singer approached Bianka at the end of the stage, hugged her and gifted her a black hat she typically gives a fan during the number. The family later got to hang out with the pop star backstage.

Lauren Conrad

The Hills alum was ready to be enchanted at the Aug. 4 show.

Max Greenfield

The New Girl star shared a family photo on TikTok ahead of the Aug. 4 show.

Elizabeth Banks and Amy Adams

The duo snapped a selfie at SoFi Stadium on the first night of the Eras Tour in Los Angeles, with Elizabeth Banks writing of Taylor's performance, "She was an Angel and a Unicorn and Pure Magic."

Sarah Paulson

Elizabeth took a pic of Sarah Paulson showing off her Eras Tour merch from the Casamigos suite.

Mindy Kaling

"The first night of the LA Eras tour was everything!" Mindy Kaling wrote after the Aug. 3 show. "@haimtheband set the tone by destroying in their home town and then @taylorswift, well, did her bejeweled thing and 70,000 of us were like 'how can we know every single lyric to 5 hours of songs?'. There were no highlights. It was all highlight."

 

Hayley Kiyoko and Becca Tilley

The couple headed to Night One of the tour in Los Angeles, with Becca captioning their look with the "Fearless" lyrics, "I know I wanna ask you to dance right there, in the middle of the parking lot."

Brie Larson

Brie Larson shared a pic from her view of the show in Los Angeles.

Lupita Nyong'o

Brie captured a video with fellow Marvel star Lupita Nyong'o.

Lauren Conrad

The Hills alum was ready for it on Aug. 4 in L.A.

Natalia Bryant

Kobe and Vanessa's 20-year-old daughter shared a hug with Taylor after the show.

Vanessa Bryant

Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa Bryant paid tribute to the late basketball player with her outfit for the Aug. 3 concert.

Ashley Tisdale

Rocking a custom "Taylor" shirt, the High School Musical star was ready for the Aug. 3 show in Los Angeles.

Gigi Hadid and Patrick Ta

Gigi Hadid partied with her makeup artist Patrick Ta at the show in Santa Clara, Calif. He captioned their pic, "I Want To Bottle This Moment Up Forever."

photos
View More Photos From Celebrities Attending Taylor Swift's The Eras Tour
For the latest breaking news updates, click here to download the E! News App