The Philadelphia Eagles and Jason Kelce have started one of the best seasons with a 6-1 start and are also sitting atop the NFC East. Apart from the 14-20 loss from the New York Jets on the road, the team is making the right use of “tush push” and smashing all the rivals with their formidable offense and defense.
Meanwhile, Jason has been embroiled in retirement rumors for several seasons. But, as his former offensive line coach Howard Mudd said “When in doubt, don’t”, he didn’t think of bidding adieu to the NFL being in doubt. However, seemingly the Philly star is not in doubt anymore about his retirement, as he provided an update on his future during a recent interview.
Jason Kelce drops retirement hint
Jason has been serving in the NFL for a long time now. During a recent appearance on “The NFL Report” podcast on Thursday, co-host James Palmer asked if he was worried about spreading himself too thin. In response, the veteran said his professional football career might see its end due to off-field responsibilities.
“It is a lot, and I think the way we’ve justified it as a family is that this is going to be over pretty soon here,” he said via YardBarker.
The five-time All-Pro earlier said he might retire in the off-season, although he later revealed his plan to play in the 2023 NFL season. Talking about whether it is going to be his last season, the 35-year-old said “It very well could be”.
“If it’s this year, which it very well could be, we want to make sure that we’re ready to go when football’s done, and we’re looking at all these different opportunities and things to figure out what it is we want to do in retirement.”
Besides being an NFL offensive star, Jason is also the father of three children. Given his incredible performance in the league, no fan will raise questions about him hanging up his cleats, for sure.
How long has Jason Kelce been in the NFL?
Jason has played in the league for 13 seasons as of right now after the Philadelphia Eagles selected him as the 191st overall pick in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of the University of Cincinnati. He has recently made his 146th straight regular-season start against the Miami Dolphins.
The vet has spent his whole career donning Philly’s jersey while getting recognized as the most reliable center in the squad. He missed games in two of his 13 seasons in the NFL and started all 183 games he played in 13 seasons, including the postseason.
The soon-to-be 36-year-old hasn’t missed a match since Week 9 of the 2014 season and is a one-time Super Bowl champion and six-time Pro Bowler, as well as a five-time first-team All-Pro selection. Besides that, he was named to the Pro Bowl six times as well.
Alongside being a professional footballer, Jason is also popular for his New Height podcast with his brother and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. Both brothers are seen discussing hilarious topics on the podcast, and the Philly star has even expressed his resentment toward the National Tight End Day .
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