Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce are stirring up memories of past high-profile NFL couples — including one controversial ex-couple — at least for Keegan-Michael Key.
KMK hosted the NFL Honors — the league’s annual end-of-season award ceremony — and, obviously, the funnyman had to bring up Traylor.
He pointed out Kelce isn’t the first NFL baller to date a pop star … name-dropping Russell Wilson and Ciara and Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson before cracking a joke about Brad Paisley and Peyton Manning‘s friendship.
While Russ and Ciara are still going strong nearly a decade into their relationship, JS and TR didn’t make it nearly that long … with their relationship causing constant drama for the pair.
You’ll recall … Romo and Simpson started dating in late 2007, and just like T-Swift, Simpson became a huge staple in the crowd at Dallas Cowboys games.
Dallas struggled in 2008 though — the first full season Simpson and Romo dated — missing out on a playoff spot by one measly tie to the rival Philadelphia Eagles.
Some fans, rather unfairly, blamed the team’s issues on Romo and Simpson’s relationship … the couple broke up the following year after Tony found out Jessica was still in contact with her ex, John Mayer.
Worth noting … Romo’s been very supportive of Swift and Kelce since they took their relationship public in September — recently saying he’s rooting for the couple to marry after accidentally referring to Swift as Kelce’s wife back in December.
BTW, Key made a few more jokes involving Swift and Kelce though none at the couple’s expense … instead poking fun at the Carolina Panthers and ex-Pats head coach Bill Belichick.
Time will tell if Taylor/Travis is more Ciara/Russ — married with children — or more of the bad memory Jessica and Tony are for Cowboys fans.