Patrick Mahomes And Travis Kelce Have A Tight Friendship Off The Field

The bromances are real in the NFL. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase played college football together at Louisiana State University. Once Chase was drafted to the Bengals, it's rumored that the wide receiver went to the lengths of knocking on each door in the quarterback's neighborhood to make an offer on a house, as he wanted to live near Burrow. The two eventually ended up being neighbors.

Star quarterback Tom Brady couldn't have won all those Super Bowl titles without the help of his best friend, tight end Rob Gronkowski. The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback called Gronkowski a "teammate," "friend," and "brother" in his sentimental Instagram post after Gronk announced his retirement in 2022. "I'm proud of all that we've accomplished together, and even more excited for all you have ahead of you," he wrote.

Nowadays, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and tight end, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, are getting some recognition for their bromance. Their connection even got Mahomes' wife a little envious. "I'm getting jealous of this love," she tweeted in response to a post-game interview of Mahomes saying, "I love this dude right here, baby, this my dawg," to Kelce. Mahomes and Kelce have great chemistry on the field, and that's all because of the bond they have off the field.

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce bonded over a rookie mistake

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce opened up about his friendship with quarterback Patrick Mahomes on the "Arrowhead Addict" podcast. He started out by saying that he's had an "absolute blast" getting to know Mahomes in the six seasons they've played together. "I can honestly say I'm close enough to where Pat is family now," he said. "I know everyone in his life, and he knows everyone in mine."

Mahomes also reflected on how he and Kelce became best buddies on the "New Heights" podcast. The quarterback recalled that he was out celebrating with some rookie players on the team and accidentally slept in. When he was brought to the office after arriving late to practice, he was confused when they asked him if he was with Kelce. Little did he know that the tight end was also late to practice and was asked if he was with Mahomes. "At that point, I knew we were teammates," Kelce said.

Later in the podcast, the two Chiefs players explained how their friendship has evolved from the first time they met. Kelce mentioned that he likes how genuine and relatable Mahomes is, and the quarterback added that he likes how the tight end always makes him feel welcomed on the team and with his friend group outside of the sport.

Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce's friendship is noticed by others

The love between Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce has extended throughout the two's families, as well as across the NFL. Patrick's wife, Brittany Mahomes, often comments on the bromance. "Patrick & Travis really love each other," she once tweeted. After the Kansas City Chiefs won the 2023 Super Bowl, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill took to Twitter to point out the chemistry between the quarterback and the tight end. "Boy 15 and 87 has to be the greatest duo of all time !!" he tweeted. "Love watching it." Although some NFL fans agreed that Patrick and Kelce are great together, they pointed out another quarterback and tight end duo that is arguably better — Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.

The mothers of the two Chiefs players even flexed their friendship on social media. The quarterback and the tight end celebrated their Super Bowl win at a party with The Chainsmokers. Patrick's mother Randi shared a selfie on her Instagram stories with Kelce's mother Donna while they were at the party.

Patrick Mahomes was happy to help Travis Kelce impress Taylor Swift

Even on the field, Patrick Mahomes does not mind helping Travis Kelce impress a girl. During the Kansas City Chiefs' September 24 game against the Chicago Bears, Kelce scored a touchdown after getting a pass from Mahomes. Make no mistake, though; it was barely a coincidence as Mahomes later revealed he was motivated to help Kelce leave a lasting impression on his new flame Taylor Swift. "I heard she was in the house," Mahomes said in a post-game interview (via Billboard). "I felt a little bit of pressure. I knew I had to get [the ball] to Trav. I think he wanted to get in the end zone just as much as all the Swifties wanted him to."

Swift and Kelce have sparked speculation in recent weeks, with the "Evermore" singer gradually becoming a regular at the Chiefs games. Even better, Swift has continued to win hearts for her amusing celebratory antics on the stands. Despite the dating rumors, however, a source confirmed to People that Kelce and Swift are taking things slow as they get to know each other. "He is a charming guy. It's more of a hanging out situation than dating. He's focusing on football like he always has," the source added. "During the NFL season, his priority is the Chiefs, and it's all about the team."

But of course, regardless of whatever happens between Swift and Kelce, the tight end can always count on his longtime bestie, Patrick Mahomes!