Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce wants to make sure his girlfriend Taylor Swift is not the only person in their relationship to bring silverware home this week.
Pop star Swift created history on Sunday by becoming the first artist to win a fourth Grammy for Album of the Year for her Midnights release.
It is Kelce’s turn to shine this week as he is part of the Chiefs’ squad who are gunning for back-to-back Super Bowl glory against the San Francisco 49ers.
"I told her I'm gonna have to hold up my end of the bargain and bring home some hardware too."
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The 34-year-old, who has won NFL’s biggest match twice before, is keen to contribute to the trophies on the mantelpiece.
“She’s unbelievable,” the Chiefs star tight end said at the Super Bowl’s ‘opening night’ in Las Vegas.
“She’s rewriting the history books herself. I told her I’ll have to hold up my end of the bargain and come home with some hardware, too.”
Kelce’s relationship with Swift has brought more attention to the NFL in recent months and Kelce is embracing it.
“She’s definitely brought a lot of new faces to the game, and it’s been fun to experience that,” he said.
“Taylor has an unbelievable fanbase that follows her and supports her throughout her life.
“It’s been fun to kind of gather the Swifties into Chiefs Kingdom and open them up to the football world and sports world. It’s been cool to experience that.”
Kelce and the Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, are appearing in their fourth Super Bowl in five years and are looking to become the first team to win back-to-back titles since Tom Brady’s New England Patriots in 2005.
Brady ended his career with a record seven Super Bowl rings, but Mahomes is not thinking about matching history.
“I’m not even close to halfway, so I haven’t put a lot of thought into it,” Mahomes told ESPN.
“So right now it’s do whatever I can to beat a great 49ers team and try to get that third ring.
“Then if you ask me that question in 15 years, I’ll see if I can get close to seven, but seven seems like a long ways away still.”