Jason Kelce says he’ll make a ‘loud statement’ when it’s time to retire


Eagles center Jason Kelce sat on a conference call with reporters earlier today to discuss pretty much everything from the impacts of COVID-19, to what the future holds for both himself and the rest of the offensive line when it comes to on the field play.

Now 32-years old, Kelce was drafted by the Eagles back in 2011 and has blossomed into one of the all-time greats at the center position. A Super Bowl champion, and 3x Pro Bowler, Jason Kelce remains one of the most athletically gifted centers in the league today, but after reportedly considering retirement last year, there has been some sense of uncertainty surrounding his future.

The Eagles drafted Auburn Tackle Jack Driscoll in this year’s draft with the apparent intent of moving him inside, but how immediate that solution would be is an obvious concern. Kelce eased those qualms on Thursday though by stating the following:

Just as I thought it was impossible to love this man any more than we already do, he goes and raises the bar again.

I mean, would his retirement really be anything less than an explosive celebration for one last serenade? We all remember the Super Bowl victory speech and just how much Kelce loves the City of Philadelphia. Expecting anything less than a speech that moves us all to tears would make little sense.

It also speaks volumes that Kelce mentioned he would announce it as early as possible in order for the team to prepare for life after his departure. Could you really ask for any more from one of this generation’s most iconic Eagles?

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