Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce has his sights set on a career beyond the football field, aspiring for Hollywood fame akin to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.
According to revelations from his managers, Kelce has taken significant steps to boost his profile, having hired a team of five agents to spearhead his bid for stardom across various ventures.
Kelce’s journey towards diversifying his career began alongside twin brothers André and Aaron Eanes during his collegiate years at the University of Cincinnati. A pivotal moment arose in 2022 during a trip to Los Angeles when Kelce, passing a towering billboard featuring ‘The Rock,’ expressed doubts about reaching similar heights of fame. Encouraged by the Eanes brothers, Kelce’s determination surged, culminating in a standout year in 2023, where he earned the moniker ‘Mr. Taylor Swift.’
The Eanes brothers strategically crafted a comprehensive business plan, steering Kelce’s rise not only as a football icon but also as a prominent figure off the field. While dating global pop sensation Taylor Swift wasn’t part of the initial strategy, it notably expanded Kelce’s fanbase, introducing him to a broader demographic worldwide, particularly engaging females and diverse age groups.
Kelce’s expanding team now includes a creative strategist, community outreach coordinator, Los Angeles-based publicist, personal chef, and trainer, as reported by The New York Times.
Four additional agents, spearheaded by Mike Simon at VMG Sports, focus exclusively on Kelce’s football career, while he recently joined Creative Artists Agency to pursue acting ambitions.
Kelce’s journey into mainstream celebrityhood gained momentum with appearances in national commercials, hosting SNL, launching a clothing line, and co-hosting a podcast with his brother, Jason Kelce of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Amidst these ambitions, the Eanes brothers emphasized the importance of a well-orchestrated plan. With a focus on developing Kelce’s personal brand beyond football, his team aims to capitalize on the period between the Super Bowl and training camp to explore diverse opportunities.