Were there clues to Traylor happening and we just didn't see?
Ever since rumors started to swirl of the potential romance between Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift, fans are asking: All along, was there some invisible string?
In natural Swiftie fashion, fans are looking for connections between the singer's song lyrics and the football player's history — any evidence to prove the two were headed toward each other.
This theory is a play on Swift's 2020 song “Invisible String," in which she sings about being pulled toward a significant other throughout their lives, even before they met.
What's the evidence of the "invisible string" bringing the pop star and the Kansas City Chiefs tight end together, you ask? The fans have evidence, starting with a signature pose.
Read on to learn about the clues that fans say prove that the two were destined to be together.
The Saunders brothers
Swift and Kelce have mutual connections on LinkedIn. One of the “Blank Space” singer’s backup dancers for her “Eras” World Tour, Kameron Saunders, is brother to Khalen Saunders, who played with Kelce for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2019 through the 2023 Super Bowl.
Fans wonder if the brothers introduced the two.
“Oh my gosh i wonder if somehow travis got a good word in with kam who then told taylor,” one X user wondered.
“Now I understand why ppl think they’ve been dating for longer,” someone else wrote.
The bow and arrow pose
When Swift sings her song "The Archer," she makes a gesture as if she's pulling a bow and arrow. Fans quickly edited a moment from the Eras Tour shot beside footage of Kelce doing a nearly identical move after scoring a touchdown. He faces the crowd in the end zone and also shoots an imaginary bow and arrow.
Red and golden
Swift sings of her changing perception of love in the song "Daylight" from her "Lover" album. She sings, "I once believed love would be burning red / But it’s golden like daylight."
Kelce's team's colors? Red and yellow (or golden).
All roads lead to Arrowhead Stadium
More evidence? Kelce's team plays at Arrowhead Stadium. Swift (sort of) says the stadium's name in the song "Cornelia Street," when she sings, "As if the streetlights pointed in an arrowhead, leading us home."
He was driving a getaway car
The moment evoked Swift's song "Getaway Car," where she sings, "You were drivin’ the getaway car / We were flyin’, but we’d never get far."
A numerological approach
Numerical sequences have also been brought to light — like how the combination of Kelce's jersey number, 87, and Swift's lucky number, 13, equate to 100.
In "Mary's Song (Oh My My My)," which was released in 2009 off the album "Taylor Swift," she sings, "I'll be 87, you'll be 89."
Fans are connecting 87 to Kelce's jersey number and 89 with Swift's album "1989," a year she's associated with. Like Swift, Kelce was born in 1989.
Swift was 'ready for it'
In her song "Ready For It?," Swift refers to her love interest as a "killer." She's interested, despite "how many girls he had loved and left haunted."
Coincidentally, Kelce's Instagram username is @killatrav, causing fans to connect him with the 2017 song. On TikTok, fans have been splicing moments of Kelce on the field with Taylor in the stands as “Ready For It?” plays.
A 'crazy' gesture to get Swift's attention
Fans are also finding breadcrumbs of their meet cute.
In a resurfaced 2012 interview with Extra TV, Swift complains about the lack of grand gestures in her love life. “Nobody does anything crazy to get my attention,” she said.
She continued, “I can’t remember so I guess there hasn’t been anything, which is good! It’s easier. The bar is set really low for anyone who I date in the future to come in and be a great guy.”
Perhaps Kelce heard this interview, some fans suggested, and tried to “do something crazy.” Back in July, he said on his “New Heights” podcast he unsuccessfully tried to give Swift his number via friendship bracelet when she was performing at Arrowhead Stadium.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid had previously known Taylor Swift
After Chiefs coach Andy Reid told reporters at a press conference that he set Swift and Kelce up, Reid then appeared on Outkick’s “The Five Spot” with Donovan McNabb in October and revealed he actually met Swift when she was younger.
“I knew her from Philadelphia, her dad (Scott Swift) was a big NFL fan, so I had met her when she was real young, and her dad," Reid said in response to whether he was a Swiftie, which only helps to fuel his Traylor connection.
“So, I joked about setting Kelce up, and, you know, I’m just saying!” he laughed.
Reid added that he adores having Swift at the games.
“She’s a good girl, she’s into it, we’re glad she’s here,” he said.