But nothing could have prepared uninitiated fans for some of the All-Pro pass catcher’s tweets from his college days at the University of Cincinnati that surfaced this week.
Kelce, it seems, was a bit of a goofball back in the day, and didn’t have much of a filter when using social media in his late teens and early 20s.
From comical misspellings to his off-kilter sense of humor, Kelce’s old posts are jarring yet also endearing, painting the picture of a person who has grown up a lot over the years since the tweets first graced the internet.
Fans reacted to his musings on Twitter this week and provided some levity as Kansas City prepares for its Super Bowl LVII rematch against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.
Check out the top reactions to Kelce’s old tweets below:
every Travis Kelce tweet is like dam! dinner tastes awsome when your hurngy! but it makes u so full
— the turkey keeps the gravy (@limitlessjest) November 16, 2023
taylor swift in 2011: from when your brooklyn broke my skin and bones i’m a soldier who’s returning half her weight, and did the twin flame bruise paint you blue? just between us, did the love affair maim you too?
travis kelce in 2011: i just gave a squirle a peice of bread pic.twitter.com/VSqRoG2TcY
— veronica 19/11 (@folklorexcvi) November 15, 2023
S/o Travis Kelce man, most times we go through an athlete’s old tweets it’s mad racist or homophobic in there, but he was really just chilling 😭
— Oluwajomiloju (@JomiAdeniran) November 15, 2023
travis kelce is experiencing the most positive possible version of the internet digging up your tweets from 2011
— Alison Herman (@aherman2006) November 16, 2023
i understand taylor swift now. it’s every girl’s biggest dream to be able to text their dog. and that’s sort of the vibe travis kelce is bringing to the table
— bald ann dowd (@ali_sivi) November 15, 2023
Every old Travis Kelce tweet I read is better than the last. I hope we never stop discovering new ones.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) November 16, 2023
What makes Kelce’s decade old tweets so fun is that no one tweets with that kind of earnestness anymore. We need real tweeters back who tweet every silly thing that pops into their brain.
— Indu (@_indusvalley) November 16, 2023
it’s very funny that Swifties have spent weeks trying to comb through old Travis Kelce tweets from 13 years ago so they could go “Taylor he’s wrong for you Taylor please leave him” and every tweet they’ve found is like “eating a #Chipolte and watchin austen powers 2 #yeahbaby“
— ℳatt (@matttomic) November 15, 2023
I’m the only person to ever interact with this tweet. I feel like it’s my own little piece of kelce history <3
So true trav, so true. https://t.co/vYbJmwEMvG
— John Shannon (@Johnnyliar) November 16, 2023
There HAS to be one bad Kelce tweet. Why are they all good? I’ve had more bad tweets in the last 8 hours than this guy has in his entire life? Come on there has to be one.
— Dylan Goforth (@DGoforth918) November 16, 2023
Like to think there’s a 2010 Travis Kelce tweet calling Taylor Swift “so awsome” or something but no one’s found it via word search coz he spelled her name wrong
— Abigail Johnson 🌹 (@abigail1963) November 16, 2023
Travis Kelce tweet from 12 years ago: you ever eat a burrito at a modest mouse concert? It’s wild, man!
Comedy cellar comedian tweet from 12 days ago: exterminate all the vermin
— Matt Payton (@paytonmatting) November 15, 2023
My brain has felt like a Travis Kelce tweet for the past year and a half
— k*ilyn (@kIynbri) November 16, 2023
Why did Travis Kelce used to tweet like hes Michael Scott
— GEK✨ (@GekGemu) November 16, 2023
2009-2012 Travis Kelce had a tweet for every occasion, every mundane moment, and every era of life. Good for him.
— Ash (@PrimarySorse) November 16, 2023
Travis Kelce’s old tweets are like direct injection, neurons fire straight to tweet. That’s how it should be no looking back
— Magic Gran Man (@twotowerzz) November 16, 2023
Each new Travis Kelce tweet from 2011 that hits the TL is somehow better than the last one. These are fantastic
— Aaron (@ajshapi1) November 15, 2023
Today I felt like dragging Travis Kelce for all his dumb old tweets but then I remembered that I exclusively tweet my dumbest thoughts, still today, as a rule
— AccordingtoKarlyn (@lalalakarlynn) November 16, 2023
Travis Kelce’s old tweets are what twitter W A S. fb status updates and livejournal ex-pats coming together to tweet into the void. Then the void started tweeting back.
— Sarah Dvojack (@sarahdvojack) November 16, 2023
travis kelce having 3+ spelling errors per tweet and dating a woman who is known for her writing capabilities is hilarious
— belle (@isabellewheat) November 16, 2023
the ppl quoting Travis Kelce’s old tweet legitimately have me wheezing
— kayce eden (@KayceEdenPowell) November 15, 2023
I don’t think I could consume enough substances to unlock the ability to tweet like 2011 Travis Kelce. Dude was at the peak of modern posting but 12 years ago
— Noah Muse (@nmuse11) November 15, 2023