Ultimately what will grow Travis Kelce’s status even further is adding a third Super Bowl title on Sunday, but whether Swift will make it or not is already one of the big topics around the game, like it or not.
Swift is performing in Tokyo on Saturday evening so all eyes will be on whether she can make the long trip in time – with even the Japanese embassy in the US, external posting about the journey on social media.
After her latest success at the Grammys, Kelce is being spurred on to match Swift by lifting the Lombardi Trophy.
“She’s rewriting the history books herself,” Kelce said. “I told her I’d have to hold up my end of the bargain and come home with some hardware, too.”
And the stats would suggest that Kelce plays better with Swift watching on. He averages more catches and more yards in the 12 games Swift has seen than the six she has not, while five of his eight touchdowns, all three of his 100-yard games and his only two-touchdown game have all come with her in the stadium.
So Chiefs fans will also hopes she makes it, as will the NFL, as the Super Bowl could break all kinds of viewing and social media records if one of the biggest global icons makes an appearance in Las Vegas.