In 2017, C.J. Beathard, now the Jacksonville Jaguars backup quarterback, captured the hearts of Taylor Swift fans due to a picture with the singer after being selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Draft.
The Beathard photo with Taylor Swift has now gone viral on social media, raising questions about divided loyalties among Swifties as the Jaguars compete for the AFC top spot with Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs.
While the idea of a romantic involvement between Beathard and Swift is confined to social media speculation, it’s more likely that they met through Beathard’s father, Casey Beathard, a country music songwriter.
The Beathard family has a unique blend of country music and football, with C.J.’s brother Tucker Beathard being an artist, and their grandfather, Bobby Beathard, being an NFL general manager inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.
Interestingly, Bobby Beathard’s team, the Kansas City Chiefs, which appeared in the first Super Bowl in 1966, is the same team Travis Kelce plays for today.