- Star player of the Eagles Jason Kelce officially announced he's retiring, the Eagles' center reportedly told his teammates Monday he intends to retire after 13 seasons in the NFL.
- After the Eagles' 32-9 loss to Tampa Bay, Jalen Hurts, Lane Johnson, and Nick Sirianni discussed what Kelce means to them and Philadelphia.
Eagles coach Nick Sirianni said for Kelce after the game, stating, "I love him. Yeah, obviously we’re not there at that position yet, ready to talk about that, but he’s special and I love him. He’s one of the most special guys I’ve been around. He’s always got a place here, and always want him to play."
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) January 16, 2024
Source: Twitter/NFL Films
"In the city, he is legendary. Really in the league," said quarterback for the Eagles Jalen Hurts.
"The road to where he is now wasn't a simple one. For him, it's been a very long time coming, and every year while I've been here, I've been asking myself, would you return? However, he is aware of my affection and gratitude for him. He is aware of how much I've picked up from him. He will always hold a particular place in my heart."
Source: Youtube/The Pat McAfee Show
Why Did Jason Kelce retire?
In the 2022 season of the Amazon Prime documentary "Kelce," which followed the center, he was focused greatly on his health and quality of life.
He can now spend more time with his three girls and wife, Kylie. Due to his football career, Kelce has become an instant legend in Philadelphia sports history and the NFL.
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Jason, 36, center racked up numerous accolades throughout his career after getting drafted in the sixth round in 2011. From the All-Pros to the Super Bowl ring, Kelce will be one of the best centers in league history.
Kelce, 36, made seven Pro Bowls in 13 seasons and was named First Team All-Pro for the sixth time this season proof that he played at an elite level up to his final snap.
Since the 1970 merger, he is the only center who has won a Super Bowl and earned first-team All-Pro honors six times.
About Jason Kelce
Networth: Jason has a net worth of $30 million
After Jason was selected by the Eagles in the 2011 NFL Draft's fourth round, he agreed to a four-year deal worth slightly more than $700,000. Since then, his income has increased, and he has a $14.25 million deal for the 2023–2024 season.
He is the best-paid center in the league because of that enormous sum.
Family: Jason Kelce got married in 2018 to Kylie McDevitt and they have three daughters, Wyatt Elizabeth, Elliotte Ray, and Bennett Llewellyn.
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