Who could have foreseen the unexpected association between Jackson Mahomes and Taylor Swift?
NFL enthusiasts never imagined how uncomplicated their fandom used to be.
Over the past couple of weeks, NFL football has taken an unusual turn with Taylor Swift spotted in the stands, first at Arrowhead Stadium watching Travis Kelce take on the Bears, and then at MetLife Stadium during the New York Jets game.
Swift’s frequent appearances on camera have left die-hard NFL fans quite exasperated. Matters have escalated to the point where fans are earnestly wishing for updates on Jackson Mahomes rather than focusing on Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce.
Jackson Mahomes has maintained complete silence since facing allegations of sexual misconduct and impending court proceedings in Kansas later this month. The younger brother of Patrick Mahomes, the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, was apprehended and charged with aggravated sexual battery on May 3rd.
Jackson purportedly forcefully kissed a restaurant owner three times after physically confronting another employee at a suburban Kansas City restaurant last February. Following this unsettling incident, the restaurant owner’s boyfriend arrived and insisted Jackson leave, but he refused until she reluctantly gave him a hug, as detailed in the filing.
Prior to Sunday Night’s Chiefs-Jets game, Jackson Mahomes showed off his seats from MetLife stadium.
Before his off-field troubles, Jackson had already been embroiled in numerous controversies at stadiums, but nothing quite matches the fervor surrounding Taylor Swift.
NBC’s Sunday Night Football game, featuring the Kansas City Chiefs versus the New York Jets, attracted an average of 27 million viewers, making it the most-watched Sunday show since Super Bowl LVII on Fox in February.
Swift may be a prominent presence on the screen, but she undeniably brings a substantial audience to the sport.
Jackson Mahomes, not so much.