The Miami Dolphins face arguably their toughest test of the season on Sunday when they take on the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in Germany. But pass rusher Bradley Chubb is learning there might be an even more formidable opposition to deal with: the legion of Taylor Swift fans known as Swifties.
Dolphins edge rusher Bradley Chubb before playing Chiefs: “I don’t want to say nothing about the Swifties, but we could care less what they think.” pic.twitter.com/CQNDCMfzxY
— David Furones (@DavidFurones_) November 2, 2023
After brushing them off in comments to the media on Thursday, the Swifties took to social media to let Chubb know exactly how they feel about his attitude toward them and returned it in kind.
who is this ?
— lily (@swiftitzy) November 2, 2023
— 𝒜. ᥫ᭡ • 𝙜𝙖𝙗𝙞𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙚 • 𝙩𝙖𝙮𝙫𝙞𝙨 🪢🏈 (@tosfav) November 2, 2023
— AngelaT13 🕰️💎Eras Tour 13-14/7 (@t13_glossy_) November 2, 2023
So he cares good to know
— maroon ( Taylor's Version ) (@_Lavender_Haze3) November 2, 2023
why are we in it
— emily (@folkcardigan13) November 2, 2023
do we care? you unknown flop
— leanne 🇵🇭 (ERAS SHOW 2/8/24) (@savinswift) November 2, 2023
Swift’s romance with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce has arguably been the most reported story of the NFL season so far. Her appearances at games, his statistics when she is there watching and the effect it is having on the Chiefs as a whole have all been generating analysis and drawing previously uninterested fans to the NFL universe.
Unlike Dolphins teammate Tyreek Hill, who was careful not to antagonize the fans of the pop superstar, Chubb decided to basically dismiss the Swifties, which may be the worst thing you can do to them.
Tyreek Hill asked for his thoughts on Travis Kelce's relationship with Taylor Swift and if he is a Swiftie:
"I'm not getting into that — that's a dangerous crew. I'm not getting into that."
— Marcel Louis-Jacques (@Marcel_LJ) November 2, 2023
For those Swifties and others who are unfamiliar, Chubb is playing his first full season with the Dolphins after he was traded to them by the Denver Broncos during last season. The 27-year-old has 33.5 sacks in 65 games over five-plus NFL seasons with those two teams.
His ability to get to Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes on Sunday could go a long way in determining the outcome in a matchup of two of the top clubs in the NFL. Both teams are 6-2 with Miami in first place in the AFC East and Kansas City atop the AFC West.
The Dolphins defense got a boost last week with the return of star cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and the unit will have to find a way to slow down Kelce, who is well on his way to another 1,000-yard season.
It is unknown if Swift will be in attendance, but there undoubtedly will be some of her fans on hand to support her boyfriend and maybe voice some displeasure toward Chubb for having the audacity to say he doesn’t care what they think.