Andy Reid misses out on Taylor Swift’s homemade pop tarts…

Andy Reid misses out on Taylor Swift's homemade pop tarts...

 

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce’s relationship was well-documented throughout the NFL season, but Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid just dropped a fresh revelation about how she won the offensive linemen over.

 

Andy Reid misses out on Taylor Swift's homemade pop tarts...
“She likes to cook, so she made the offensive linemen these homemade pop tarts,” Reid said during an interview with Mike Florio and Chris Simms at the NFL Scouting Combine. “… She didn’t give me one, and the offensive linemen definitely didn’t give me one.”

Swift has been an avid baker for years, as evidenced by her hand-written cookie recipe that went viral on her Tumblr account over a decade ago. Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar also confirmed the superstar’s penchant for baking in a December 2023 appearance on the “Tobin & Leroy Show.”

“We’re having pregame meal and Taylor is so nice, she comes in by herself and she’s so cool. She made her homemade cinnamon rolls for Travis for pregame meal,” said Kosar. “I’m a juicer right now trying to be vegan and gluten-free, but I absolutely had to sample some of that cinnamon roll on game day.”

Reid, who first met the Pennsylvania-born singer during his tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles, doesn’t have any “bad blood” toward Swift despite missing out on her homemade pastries.

“I knew her dad and her mom — good, solid people,” Reid said. “I met her when she was young. And she’s so grounded for who she is. I mentioned somewhere that since the queen passed away, she might be the most famous woman in the world, but she handles it.”

Some players use the NFL offseason to pick up new hobbies or ways to express themselves.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins took that to a new level Tuesday when he showed off his new grill in an Instagram post.

“If you haven’t yet found a Grillz-guy, check out Dr. Lebster. 5/5 stars! He doesn’t take Kohl’s Cash, but he does great work. I know [Justin Jefferson] approves,” Cousins wrote in a caption.

Jefferson suggested that his quarterback could add another layer of dental jewelry to his collection, and running backs Cam Akers and Alexander Mattison supported the veteran signal-caller’s new look in the post’s comments.

Perhaps Cousins is adding a new layer to his “Kirko Chainz” alter ego that was introduced in Week 4 of the 2022 season when Cousins donned offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw’s chain after the Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints in London. Then, shirtless “Kirko Chainz” made an appearance in Week 9 after defeating his former team, the Washington Commanders, in his return to Washington as a Viking, and the rest is history.

The video showed Cousins backpedaling and throwing recently in an indoor tennis facility, after which Cousins said he was “encouraged by the progress!” He said earlier this month during interviews at the Super Bowl that he remained on track in his recovery and expected to be healthy enough to participate in OTAs and minicamp later this spring.

Cousins’ contract is set to void March 13, meaning the Vikings are the only team that can legally negotiate with his agent this week at the combine.

One of the Vikings’ team doctors performed his surgery, and so the team has kept close tabs on his progress. But if nothing else, Monday’s video will serve as a silent reminder to the rest of the league that his injury is not expected to affect his availability for the 2024 season.

Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and coach Kevin O’Connell have both said they want to bring Cousins back. Cousins has also said he hopes to finish his career in Minnesota. A day after the regular season ended, Cousins said that the structure of any deal will be more important than the total number of dollars involved.