Travis Kelce could sail into the sunset with Taylor Swift.
But in the minutes following the incredible end to Super Bowl LVIII, Swift’s boyfriend publicly declared that he was still committed to the NFL.
There had been rumors all season that Kelce might retire from football no matter what happened at the Super Bowl.
After the Kansas City Chiefs pulled off a thrilling 25-22 overtime win over the San Francisco 49ers, Kelce stuck to his standard celebration line.
The All-Pro tight end was going to party, and party hard.
“You follow your nose, you’re going to have fun here,” Kelce said on ESPN in a cheerful postgame interview.
He added: “It’s going to be awesome. The atmosphere in Vegas has been electric all week. I can’t thank the fans enough, both from the Niners gang and the Chiefs kingdom, for coming out and all NFL fans. You guys. I made this something special for me.”
Then the future Hall of Famer let the world know what he really thought during a live TV interview.
“I’m going to party,” Kelce said.
It was a very emotional game for Kelce, who charged into coach Andy Reid on the sidelines and then broke down in tears.
He said before the match that fans were “crazy” if they thought his relationship with Swift was just for publicity.
The Chiefs led 10-0 at the end of the first half and were in deep trouble for the second straight Super Bowl.
But Kansas City scored 22 points in the second half and overtime combined, while Kelce led all receivers with nine catches for 93 yards.
After winning his third ring, many Swifties speculated that Kelce might propose on the field or suddenly walk away from the NFL for good.
Asked after the thrilling victory about his future life plans, Kelce, 34, said he was ready to party for hours.
He’s also already dreaming about next season and the vision of a historic Chiefs three-peat that would take the Kansas City dynasty to another level.
"Hell yeah," said Kelce, when asked if he plans to play in 2024.
“I want that triple peat.”