NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell dubs Travis Kelce’s fast-growing relationship with Taylor Swift as ‘great for the league’

Roger Goodell also talked about expanding the league globally.


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell dubs Travis Kelce’s fast-growing relationship with Taylor Swift as ‘great for the league’

Roger Goodell (L - via Sports Illustrated) and Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce (R - via CNN)

The Travis KelceTaylor Swift relationship has moved at a very rapid pace. It has garnered a lot of attention since Swift first attended the Kansas City Chiefs’ week 3 game against the Chicago Bears. Since then, the pair have been spotted together multiple times and are going strong. Kelce attended Swift’s Eras Tour concert in Argentina recently and the couple were captured kissing backstage.

All this attention has been a positive for the NFL. They have gained a lot of attention all over the world, thanks to Swift’s global fan following. The relationship between a global superstar and one of the NFL’s greatest players is bound to grab headlines and that can only mean great publicity for the league. NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell talked about the growing relationship and its benefits to the league.

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Goodell said during his appearance on CBS Mornings show on Wednesday:

Listen, they’re happy. They seem to be enjoying their relationship, that’s great in and of itself. But it has connected more fans of Taylor’s and more fans of the NFL in some way to see that now they have a connection to our game. I think it’s great for the league to have that kind of attention. We welcome it.

Swift has already attended multiple Chiefs’ games to watch Kelce play. However, she wasn’t able to attend the Chiefs’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. The Chiefs lost the game 21-17. They will play their next game against the Las Vegas Raiders this Sunday.

Roger Goodell and the NFL are planning to expand their international hosts in 2024

The NFL’s international popularity is growing. They are already playing games in London and Frankfurt as part of the NFL International Series. Now, Roger Goodell and the NFL are planning to expand it further next year by adding a new host. Goodell confirmed that they are looking at Spain or Brazil to join London and Frankfurt.

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Roger Goodell
Roger Goodell (via Sky Sports)

Goodell said:

We want to grow to become a real global sport, so you have to play in more markets, clearly. We're looking primarily at Spain and Brazil.

The NFL played five games in London and Frankfurt this season. They have been playing outside of the US since 2007. London was the first city outside of the US that host an NFL game. Since then, Mexico was added in 2016 and Germany in 2022 with an agreement of four years.

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