Beloved Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce is once again said to be considering retirement in the weeks that follow Super Bowl LVII.
As some fans might recall, following the Eagles’ 41-33 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, Kelce pondered the prospect of retirement more than once. That was mostly due to playing through a laundry list of ailments, though he has ultimately stayed the course with the monster payoff of another Super Bowl appearance.
But this news really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone in Philly. Ever since getting that Super Bowl ring, rumors of his retirement have always tended to swirl upon the conclusion of each season.
It’s also important to note the 35-year-old center is coming off a spectacular season, as he was named to the 2022 NFL All-Pro team. That marks the fifth time he’s been bestowed with the honor.
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Is this really Jason Kelce’s final curtain call?
Here’s Kelce on the decision he knows he needs to make soon one way or another.
“From everything I’ve been told about when you know it’s time to retire or not, you just know when you know, and it’s going to be when you don’t want to play football anymore. And I don’t think that winning this game is going to determine whether I want to continue playing football or not.”Jason Kelce on the prospect of retirement
Considering his age and the grueling position he plays, it would hardly be shocking if Kelce decided to walk away.
We saw what he had to say, but let’s be honest here. If the Eagles were to win it all under the incredibly unique circumstances of Kelce facing off against his brother, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, it would feel like the ideal, storybook time to call it a day.
Because really, how can you top that one?
But even if they don’t, the guy has nothing left to prove on the field and has put some serious miles on that body throughout the course of his stellar career.
Also, he happens to run a great podcast with Travis. He won’t be moving all that far from our football-loving lives should he choose to finally retire.