The Philadelphia Eagles are just a few short days from kickstarting their 2022 campaign and while it’s filled with excitement, there is also an Elephant in the room that nobody wants to acknowledge just yet. Jason Kelce is 34-years-old now and has been teetering on the edge of retirement for a few years. He’s suiting up again for what promises to be another chapter in his Hall of Fame career, but it could be his last.
The Cincinnati product addressed rumors of his potential retirement at the end of 2022 in an episode of ‘New Heights with Jason & Travis Kelce’, the all-new series is available now on YouTube and major podcast platforms.
Jason Kelce says his body is ‘Falling apart’
Travis Kelce opened the discussion by asking whether or not this is Jason Kelce’s last dance with the Philadelphia Eagles. The center let out a sigh, looked down, and appeared to be a little choked up.
“It’s a good question, I wish I knew the answer to it.” He responded.
Travis was adamant that Jason has at least two years left after saying he’s seen him run around.
“If I’m being honest my body is starting to fall apart. This is my 12th year, I couldn’t even do training camp this year. I got surgery at the beginning of it.”
He joked “Every joint in my body could use a little cleanup” after Travis tried to downplay the surgery.
Jason Kelce’s new podcast with Travis is a certified hit
“The show allows Jason and Travis to connect not only with each other but with sports and entertainment fans as well and marks the brothers’ first foray into digital media,” said Aaron Eanes, founder, and owner of A&A Management Group, who brokered the deal between Wave Sports + Entertainment and the iconic duo. “As the first time doing a project of this magnitude, it was imperative that our partner be able to capture the brothers’ brand, both as individuals and as a pair. The WSE and JUKES teams shared our vision for a show that was candid, authentic, and unique to the sports storytelling landscape.”
In the premiere episode of “New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce” entitled New Offenses, Last Dances and Epic Super Bowl Rings, the brothers tackle 12 pressing questions heading into a new NFL season. Fans will find out why they finally have a show together, the chances this season could be Jason’s “Last Dance” with the Eagles, and Travis’ thoughts on the Chiefs’ offense without Tyreek Hill. The brothers also share fun stories from their rookie years and engage in a can’t-miss brotherly debate on who has the more epic Super Bowl ring.
What’s in store for 2022?
Kelce has spent all 11 seasons of his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles and to say that he is a fan-favorite would be an understatement. But with retirement forever sneaking into discussions, the Eagles drafted the heir to his throne in the way of Cam Jurgens. Kelce reportedly had a big hand in helping the Eagles choose his successor, which at least shows that they should have the right guy to fill some impossibly sized cleats.
It would be really nice to see the future Hall of Famer go out on a high and this Eagles team is absolutely one that could make some postseason noise. Regardless of what happens, we should appreciate just how generationally gifted Jason Kelce is before he does hang them up for good.
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