Who Is Khalen Saunders? Breaking Down Viral Rumor Surrounding Former Chief and Taylor Swift

The Taylor Swift/Travis Kelce relationship saga took a strange twist this week as various media outlets connected the dots on how this connection may have begun in the first place, perhaps through New Orleans Saints DT Khalen Saunders. The interior pass rusher evidently has an unrivaled connection to the musical sensation.

Page Six and other outlets are reporting that the Swift/Kelce love story may have an NFL connection with two brothers.

The Swift/Kelce romance has captivated the attention of the world and has moved swiftly (see what I did there). With Swift attending Kansas City Chiefs‘ games across the country and meeting the parents, this fun, little story has become real and doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon.

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Who Is Khalen Saunders?

Saunders was a defensive tackle and Kelce’s teammate for the Chiefs during their 2022-’23 Super Bowl title run. He is best known as a run-stuffer but also penetrates the opposition’s backfield, garnering a tackle for loss or sack.

Saunders cashed in on being an integral part of Kansas City’s front seven, signing a three-year, $14.5 million contract with the Saints.

Saunders successfully anchors New Orleans’ defensive line, allowing playmakers such as Carl Granderson and Cameron Jordan to come off the edge. He himself has 21 tackles (eight solo) on the season.

The Saints’ defense is one of the best units in the NFL, and Saunders is a major part of a ferocious defensive line.

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How Does Saunders Know Taylor Swift?

Blood is thicker than water, which means Saunders has as deep of a connection to the musical genius as anyone. Many musical artists have backup dancers, but not every backup connection has a bloodline to the NFL.

Kam Saunders is a backup dancer for Swift, and he just so happens to be Khalen’s big brother.

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Swift currently stars and performs in “The Eras Tour,” which is also showing in theaters worldwide. But she isn’t the only star of the box-office blockbuster.

Saunders is gaining notice and acclaim for his appearances in the film, and audience members have noticed when the backup dancers are not in a scene. His presence has jumped off the screen, potentially earning him additional opportunities.

Did the Saunders Brothers Connect Swift and Kelce?

There are several connections between Swift and Kelce, from Hollywood A-listers Paul Rudd and Miles Teller to the Saunders bloodline.

There is no official word on whether the brothers had anything to do with connecting the two stars, but one can connect the dots that their brotherly bond may have assisted with the union.