Patrick Mahomes Gets Real: How Fatherhood Shifts Priorities, Navigating Late Nights with Travis Kelce “I Have To be Back Home Early For My Wife and Kids”

Travis Kelce ‘puts on a persona’ with his wild partying and drinking antics, insists Patrick Mahomes – who says his Chiefs teammate is actually ‘super intelligent’.

Taylor Swift’s boyfriend has been letting his hair down in recent months following the Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory in February and some of his behavior has left Swifties unimpressed. Kelce, his brother Jason, Swift and his teammates enjoyed a huge night out to celebrate his third Super Bowl success in five seasons in Las Vegas in February.

He then attracted criticism for his wild behavior at the Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade in Kansas City after barely being able to stand up and speak while on stage. Kelce was also slammed for continuing to party late into the night after the shooting at the parade that saw one person die and left roughly two dozen others injured.

He then returned to Vegas weeks later after visiting Swift in Australia, who was performing her Eras Tour, for a few more nights of debauchery with Mahomes and others. Last month, Kelce’s drinking was again thrust into the spotlight after his beer-fueled graduation antics at New Heights Live. He chugged a beer when he picked up his diploma in Cincinnati.

The move did not go down well on social media, with fans claiming Swift must be ‘getting sick of this’ while body language expert Judi James wrote the ‘attention-seeking’ display indicated the NFL star will never ‘mature’. But Mahomes has insisted that is not a fair reflection of Kelce, one of his closest friends who together make up one of the NFL’s most feared offensive pairings.

During an appearance on Logan Paul’s ‘Impaulsive’ show, Mahomes was asked about their relationship and whether Kelce is Mahomes’ favorite receiver. The quarterback replied: ‘Yeah 100 per cent. Just a good dude, man. ‘I think ya’ll met him but he just does a great job of working it and getting himself open.

‘He understands. He’s smart. He puts on this persona of “I’m partying, I’m drinking” but he’s really super intelligent. ‘When he gets on the football field and he gets open I just know where he’s going to be at the same time. Our friendship built naturally. He’s kind of like me. He’s friends with all his boys he grew up with. I’m friends with all my boys I grew up with and we’ve all become this one big group.