Should Travis Kelce have visited Taylor Swift in Argentina during his bye week from the Kansas City Chiefs? A lot of Chiefs fans have been blasting the NFL tight end for his choice to take the major trip during his week off. They think he should have stayed local and rested up. But, what do you do when you have vacation time? Chances are, at least sometimes, you travel. So, what’s the big deal?
Former NFL star quarterback Eli Manning is all for Travis Kelce visiting Taylor Swift last weekend. He spoke with People.com about the visit, stating, “I think the bye week is a great time to get away from football and I think that’s the idea. It is the time to rest the body, rest the mind a little bit, recharge yourself to get ready for that second half of the season.”
Kelce visited Swift on her Era Tour, during her leg in South America. It was a sweet move, since Swift has attended several of Kelce’s games with the Chiefs.
The Chiefs are currently 7-2, and even with those two losses, they’re considered a favorite to win the AFC and head to the Super Bowl. But, they have a huge game this Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Of course, the Chiefs and Eagles were at the Super Bowl earlier this year. The Chiefs won that game, so this is something of a rematch. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts is ready to take on Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Hurts and the Eagles are motivated to pull off a win.
When asked by People.com about what Manning would usually do on a bye week, he replied, “I might go back to my college, watch a game if they had a big game or go see my parents. He added that the teams usually “come back on Sunday or Monday before the upcoming game to get some practices in and get back into things.” He also mentioned, though, that “a quarterback’s mindset might be different than some of the other guys,” so his plans during those bye weeks might be different from the other players.
Looking at the NFL Week 11 schedule, expect plenty of close matchups. Those start with a high-profile Thursday Night Football matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens. Both teams are hot this year, and both need these wins to inch closer to the playoffs. Another big game will see the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Finally, it might not be considered “big” by most in the NFL, but I’m gearing up to watch the Chicago Bears take on my Detroit Lions on Sunday at Ford Field in Detroit. While the Lions are highly favored to win this game, anything can happen, and the Lions need this win to stay atop the NFC North.
Even with those exciting games on the way, there is no bigger game than Monday Night Football between the Chiefs and Eagles. If the Chiefs lose, chances are fans will blame Kelce for that trip to Argentina. But, I say, give the guy a break, and let him live life.