Travis Kelce

How do you top starting the year off by winning your second Super Bowl? If you're Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, there's seemingly nowhere to go but up. From being put on the map by the most popular musician on the planet (don't worry, it's a joke!) to having the biggest podcast with his brother Jason to starring in commercial upon commercial, Travis is really the man of the moment. He's scored impressive stats on the field, but he's also scored lots of new fans. As someone who's not even a sports fan, getting to know him beyond his astounding and deserved football fame and seeing how kind-hearted, funny, and talented he is has been an unexpected plot twist in 2023 for this Swiftie.
- Reed Gaudens
Netflix Life Editor

Best fan moment of the year

How about breaking his own record for the most catches by a tight end in a playoff game? How about becoming the highest-scoring tight end in NFL postseason history? Oh, but also, how about winning a second Super Bowl? For longtime fans of Travis Kelce, watching him help lead his team to a second Super Bowl victory had to have been the best feeling in the world. Not to mention, Travis played against his brother, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce, in this year’s big game. No matter who won, it would have been a cause for celebration for the Kelce family, but Travis taking the win was music to Kansas City Chiefs fans’ ears.

Why you should join this fandom

It’s no secret that in 2023, Travis Kelce picked up a few new fans from outside the world of football. And if you’re new here, you discovered an athlete who’s referred to as one of the best of all time. As a tight end, his job is catching, and what a good job he does at catching. He’s made a catch in every Chiefs game he’s played (169+) and boasts the longest streak of games with three or more receptions out of any player in the NFL. That’s just the tip of the iceberg of impressive Travis Kelce stats, but beyond how thrilling he is to watch on the field, he’s just as fun off the field. He’ll make you laugh on his podcast, on Saturday Night Live, or in commercials, and to quote someone else we all know and love, he’s got a smile that can light up this whole town.