REPORT: Eagles‘ Jason Kelce has decided to retire after a stellar 13-year career

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 07: Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) looks on during the game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Philadelphia Eagles on November 7, 2021 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

After a terrible loss to the Buccaneers on Monday Night Football, it looks like the Eagles will take another big loss as their six-time All-Pro Center, Jason Kelce, has decided to retire.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) helps up Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Kelce was very emotional when leaving the field last night and had even declined to speak to reporters after the game. But according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kelce told several of his teammates last night that the All-Pro Center is retiring.

An incredible career for an Eagles legend…

While this isn’t the way that most of Philadelphia wanted it to end for the beloved offensive lineman, Kelce will still go out as the league’s current best center. From his Ironman ability to the level of play, he brought in week in and week out, Jason Kelce will now go down as one of the greatest to ever do it in the NFL.

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith, center, celebrates after his touchdown with offensive tackle Lane Johnson, left, and center Cam Jurgens, right, in the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

This will leave a big hole in the Eagles offensive line that is expected to be filled by Cam Jurgens next season. While that is subject to change, the Eagles have been prepared for Kelce’s exit for the last two years. Kelce assisted the Philadelphia Eagles front office in selecting his hero replacement two seasons ago as they went on to draft Cam Jurgens. 

Jurgens had the advantage of learning from one of the best to ever do it in not only Philadelphia but also the NFL. While Kelce has yet to confirm this report, it does come from a credible insider. Jason Kelce will easily go down as one of the most believed players in Eagles history.

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