Taylor Swift: Travis Kelce gained more Instagram followers this week than NFL’s top 100 players COMBINED amid romance with pop superstar

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has gained more Instagram followers this week than the NFL’s top 100 players combined on the back of his budding relationship with Taylor Swift.

After rumors of a romance between the pair were finally confirmed, Kelce invited Swift to Arrowhead last Sunday to watch him and Kansas City take on the Chicago Bears.

The pop superstar’s appearance set social media alight, with television footage of her wild celebrations next to Kelce’s mom Donna when her new beau scored a touchdown going viral online.

According to Adam Schefter, the 33-year-old has gained over 860,000 new followers this week alone.

That figure is said to be more than the NFL’s top 100 players (as voted for by the players themselves this year) combined, speaking volumes about the hysteria surrounding his relationship with Swift.

Kelce, who now has 3.6 million Instagram followers, has also picked up more new fans in September than he did after all three Super Bowls he played in combined.

The second NFL player with the most new Instagram followers over the past week is Kelce’s brother Jason, who recently discussed Swift with his sibling on their ‘New Heights’ podcast.

‘We’ve been avoiding this subject out of respect for your personal life – now we’ve got to talk about it,’ Jason said in a clip from the podcast which was released last week.

‘My personal life that is not so personal,’ Travis joked. ‘I did this to myself Jason, I know this.’

Jason continued: ‘So Trav, how does it feel that Taylor Swift has finally put you on the map?’