ESPN Analyst Robert Griffin III Makes Bold Claim About Taylor Swift and the NFL

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L: Robert Griffin III R: Taylor Swift

While most of the world marvels over the record-breaking numbers that Taylor Swift has brought to the NFL this season, ESPN analyst and former Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has some thoughts about what the league has done for the "Getaway Car" singer.

In a video clip uploaded to his X (formerly Twitter) account on Feb. 16, 2024, Griffin agreed that “Taylor Swift has done great things for the NFL this year," pointing to the dramatic increase in female viewership the Chiefs have enjoyed ever since she attended her first game in September 2023 to support beau Travis Kelce, before suggesting that "the NFL and Travis have done monumental things for Taylor Swift, as well," pointing out how the media coverage that has resulted has "humanized" the global superstar.

"Her fans love her," he pointed out, "but I feel like chugging a beer on the jumbotron is not something you associate with the woman who’s singing ‘Sweeter Than Fiction,’ you know what I’m saying?”

But now, as spectators watch her meet the tight end on the field after a win, and eagerly wait to see if she makes it to each game—sometimes even flying "hours from different countries just to be there for her boo," Griffin sees a "major" shift in the way some perceive the performer, who is currently on top of the world—a stark contrast to previous years where she retreated out of the public eye after an internet cancellation campaign instigated by Kim Kardashian's "fully manufactured frame job."

Griffin also offered an observation about the beloved couple's relationship, claiming that, as far he can tell, "that’s real love, man."

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