There’s One Surprising Moment in ‘Kelce’ That Proves Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce Could Be End Game
When news broke last week that the new sports doc Kelce had quickly become the most-watched original documentary in Prime Video history, jokes flew that Taylor Swift‘s impassioned fans must have tuned in not realizing that the film focused on Philadelphia Eagles team captain Jason Kelce and not his brother, Kansas City Chiefs tight end (and Taylor Swift’s new beau) Travis Kelce. And, yes, Kelce is 100% about Jason Kelce and his love of Philadelphia, wife Kylie, and football. However the documentary also examines the unique relationship dynamics of the Kelce family itself and, in doing so, might actually give Swifties hope that Taylor and Travis are end game. Throughout Kelce, it’s clear that Travis Kelce is the rare professional athlete who isn’t just chasing glory for himself, but dreams of sharing the spotlight with someone he loves. In fact, there’s one moment where Travis Kelce literally spells out that his biggest dream is to be part of a power couple taking on the world…which is exactly how his courtship with Taylor Swift is playing out.
Directed by Don Argott, Kelce is a feature length documentary that follows Philadelphia Eagles team captain and All-Pro center Jason Kelce during the 2022-23 NFL season. When the film starts, Kelce is contemplating retirement at the end of the season. He’s 35 years old, hindered by injuries, and hoping to spend more quality time with his wife and young daughters. By the end of the season, though, Kelce is playing against his own younger brother in the Super Bowl.
What’s remarkable about Jason and Travis Kelce’s relationship is that they don’t have the usual toxic sibling rivalry that you’d expect from two brothers excelling in the same field. In fact, about thirty minutes into Kelce, Travis Kelce reveals that his dream was always to play elite football on the same team as his brother.
“I always wanted to feel that power tandem of, you know, me and my brother out there together fighting against the world. Like that was always something that I wanted to, to feel,” he said.
According to Kelce, the brothers only really got this chance to play together briefly in college. Patriarch Ed Kelce shares that the photo of Travis making his first touchdown with Jason side-by-side his brother, clearing the way, is a treasured heirloom.
“The excitement of sharing the field with my brother,” Travis Kelce goes on to say. “Man, that was one of the coolest moments.”
So what does this have to do with Taylor Swift? Well, for Swifties, sort of everything. Taylor Swift is a global superstar who owes her success not only to her profound songwriting, but her strategic PR moves. Her reinventions, her Easter eggs, her penchant for intertwining the personal and the public… That’s her game and Travis Kelce is the first suitor she’s had who seems eager and willing to play beside her.
If you believe what Travis Kelce says in the Kelce doc — that his deepest desire isn’t just to be a solo success, but part of an unstoppable partnership — then that’s good news for Swifties who have been longing for that kind of man for their fave pop idol in the world. Taylor Swift might have finally met her match.