Swifties Mourn Jason Kelce’s Retirement, Despite Discovering Him Through Taylor Swift

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Taylor Swift’s avid fans, known as Swifties, are expressing their sadness over the retirement of Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce. While many of these fans admit they had no prior knowledge of Kelce before his brother, Travis Kelce, began dating the pop star, they are still emotionally invested in his departure from the NFL. Social media has become a platform for these Swifties to share their reactions and sentiments about Jason Kelce’s reported retirement.

One fan posted a video of Jason looking emotional after the Eagles’ final game of the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and asked, “Why am I crying over some football player I’d never heard of 6 months ago?” Another fan, sharing a clip of Jason appearing downcast as he walked back to the locker room, commented on their tears over “Taylor’s boyfriend’s brother.” The humorous aspect of their newfound interest in the Kelce family was also noted by a third fan who tweeted, “If you told me this time last year I’d be standing in my bathroom crying over an Eagles game, I would have laughed.” A fourth fan questioned the logic behind their emotional reaction, saying, “Why am I sitting here crying over my emotional support pop star’s boyfriend’s brother crying over maybe not playing football anymore? Make it make sense.”

Although Jason Kelce has yet to make a public announcement about his retirement, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that he informed his teammates of his decision after their game on Monday. Despite Jason’s departure from the league, Swift’s fans can still support his younger brother, Travis Kelce, who plays as a tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs. Travis, who publicly disclosed having considered retirement last November, recently clarified that he does not plan to retire anytime soon and expressed his love for the game of football.

As for Swift, her relationship with Travis Kelce became public in September 2023. The couple has been spotted together attending Chiefs games, including their recent victory against the Miami Dolphins. With the Chiefs advancing in the playoffs, Swift will likely continue to support her boyfriend at future games as they aim for Super Bowl LVIII, set to take place in Las Vegas on Feb. 11.