Taylor Swift Taylor Swift, center, is shown before the Green Bay Packers – Kansas City Chiefs game Sunday, December 3, 2023 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.Mark Hoffman/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Death, taxes, and old NFL people blaming Taylor Swift. It’s become that dependable.

The latest NFL-related person to hold the pop star accountable for something out of her control is Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre.

Favre told TMZ Sports that if the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t in the Super Bowl at the end of the season, fans will say it’s Swift’s fault.

“If they don’t win it, or get to the Super Bowl, people are going to say, ‘That’s why,”‘ Favre said.

This isn’t the first time people have blamed Swift for any type of negativity surrounding the NFL, specifically the Chiefs. Her boyfriend, Travis Kelce, has been putting up lackluster numbers compared to what he usually does.

Sports personality Skip Bayless recently took to Twitter/X to call her a distraction. He even called out Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes, asking them for their opinion.

While this was after a 20-14 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders, it didn’t need to be said. It’s a tired act to blame her, and in all actuality, her presence has been welcomed by many around the league.

In December, a Marist Poll showed 70% of those polled believe she has a positive impact on the NFL. That included 71% of football fans. She’s been aware of the attention she’s received but hasn’t let it bother her.

And who’s going to argue with data?

[TMZ Sports]

About Jessica Kleinschmidt

Jess is a baseball fan with Reno, Nev. roots residing in the Bay Area. She is the host of "Short and to the Point" and is also a broadcaster with the Oakland A's Radio Network. She previously worked for MLB.com and NBC Sports Bay Area.