Kansas City Chiefs legend defends Taylor Swift, says she has ‘nothing to do’ with Travis Kelce’s underwhelming performance


Kansas City Chiefs legend Christian Okoye says Taylor Swift has “nothing to do” with boyfriend Travis Kelce’s lackluster performance – or for the team’s six losses this season – despite many NFL fans impulsively blaming her.



Taylor Swift is not on the field,” the former Chiefs running back, who played for the team from 1987 to 1992, told TMZ Sports in an interview published Sunday.

“Travis is playing like he always plays, and teams are just doubling up on him now knowing that our receivers are dropping the balls,” he offered.

“So when you double up on him and [Patrick Mahomes] can’t get the ball to him, it’s a problem.”

Okoye, 62, didn’t deny that Kelce, 34, was catching more passes earlier on in the season. The football tight end successfully caught 54 passes in his first seven games and 36 in his last seven games, per his NFL stats.

When you’re doing bad, people have to find excuses and they have to point fingers, especially those who don’t like the situation about Taylor Swift and Travis Kielce,” he noted.

“Those people are pointing fingers and making it up right now. I have to tell you, they’re wrong.”