Chiefs Defensive Coach Boldly Shares How Taylor Swift Impacted Travis Kelce

Something about dating Taylor Swift just “Hits Different.”

Even Travis Kelce‘s coaching staff has noticed the effect Swift has had on the star tight end since he became wrapped up in a romance with the “Anti-Hero” singer early last fall.

And despite the naysayers who have called Swift a “distraction” to the NFL since she began coming to Kelce’s games and attracting tons of media attention by doing so, the coaches of the Kansas City Chiefs clearly think the music superstar has been a positive addition to Kelce’s life-and maybe even to his gameplay.

In addition to head coach’s Andy Reid‘s support for Kelce dating Swift, Chiefs defensive coach Dave Merritt recently spoke out to address how the football star has changed since the whirlwind romance began-and according to Merritt, it’s all been for the better.

“I felt like she actually added to what it was that we were trying to do,” Merritt said during a recent episode of The Sports Shop Podcast With Reese & K-Mac, noting that Swift, 34, has turned the athlete into “a different man.”

Merritt went on to explain, “Because there were so many people that were hating the fact that she was being shown on the TV,” the entire Chiefs community embraced her as “part of our family because you’re with Travis.”

“So, therefore, you’re our little sister…. You’re part of our family,” Merritt added.

And it’s not just Kelce, 34, that Swift impacted, according to Merritt, who also believes that the positive energy from the couple was good for the entire team.

Stating that Swift “actually affected the team in a positive way,” Merritt insisted, “It wasn’t a negative way. Everybody was excited and Travis was happy.”

“So when my player, a brother, is happy beside me, that helps me and encourages me, and so Travis came in there a different man. So, she helped us.”

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This story was originally published February 29, 2024, 2:41 PM.

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