Travis Kelce’s Teammate Recalls His Bashful Reaction to Taylor Swift’s First Chiefs Game

Travis Kelce's Teammate Recalls His Bashful Reaction to Taylor Swift's First Chiefs Game

James Winchester, the Kansas City Chiefs’ long snapper, praised Taylor Swift in a new interview, revealing Travis Kelce’s nice reaction to her attending her first Arrowhead Stadium game.


On one edition of the Like a Farmer Podcast, Winchester, 34, described how he discovered Swift, 34, was in Kelce’s family suite during the Chiefs’ victory over the Chicago Bears on September 24.


Winchester reported hearing “rumors” that the celebrity singer might attend a game after Kelce, 34, was linked to Swift online. The Chiefs’ equipment manager then pointed Swift out from the sidelines after Winchester informed him he believed “the whole thing is just made up.”


Winchester claimed he “walked up to Trav” on the bench during the game and showed him Swift. “I was like, ‘Hey man, that’s cool she’s here,’ and he was like, ‘What do you mean?'” Did they put her on the Jumbotron or something?’ and I said, ‘No, no, Jay just told me.’ ”


That’s when he claims Kelce started “smiling and blushing” at his now-girlfriend’s public support. And “later on,” after the game ended, he and Travis were “walking up the ramp and him and her go get on a cart,” Winchester recalled on the podcast.


“Later on that night, I got to meet her,” he shared, adding that the “first thing” Swift said to him was, “Are you that guy with the cute kids?” Winchester said he had his little son and daughter on the field during the game that day, and the singer’s kind comment made him realize, “I think I just became a Taylor Swift fan.”


When the podcast’s presenter asked Winchester whether he now considers himself a “Swiftie,” the Chiefs long snapper said, “I’m a fan of her,” saying that “being around her this year” has made him understand she’s “just such a genuine person.”


Winchester went on to claim that he “couldn’t be happier for Trav and her” and that the “whole deal seems like a really good thing” for the famous pair. Furthermore, Winchester said that he saw Swift’s Eras Tour at Arrowhead Stadium with nine female family members two months before she played her first game.


“It was impressive, actually seeing the show that she put on and all of the excitement around it,” Winchester said of the event, adding that his favorite song of hers is “probably ‘Shake It Off'” since his children love to dance to it.


Winchester said, “She’s an incredible singer, songwriter, and entertainer.”