Jason Kelce discusses his future, will be singing national anthem at the 76ers’ game on Monday
One of the biggest stories this offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles is the future of All-Pro center Jason Kelce. Over the last several seasons, Kelce has contemplated retirement, signing short-term deals to keep his options open.
Earlier this morning, Kelce appeared on WIP and was once again asked about his future with the franchise. Although he didn’t provide an answer, it seems like his mind is almost made up.
“Fair question. I’ll answer it like this. I’ve answered it like this in the past. I’m playing until I’m not. I’m an active player for the Philadelphia Eagles right now. I love my teammates. I love playing in the city. When it’s time to step away, I’ll make that abundantly clear.”
“I don’t want to announce anything on the radio. I kind of feel like everything is trending in a certain direction, but I’m going to make that clear to my teammates and coaches and everything like that first. I will not be announcing that today.”
That doesn’t sound like someone who is about to be retiring from the NFL. Kelce has alluded in his recent interviews that he will continue playing as long as he’s productive and healthy, which he certainly has been.
Earlier this offseason, Nick Sirianni joked that he was sending Kelce two kegs of beer to continue playing, a package that was reportedly delivered during last week’s combine. Kelce will certainly make up his mind in the coming weeks, so the Eagles know if they need to target Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum in the 2022 NFL Draft. But as of right now, things are looking good.
Alongside the playing news, it looks like Kelce will be making his singing debut, stating that he will be performing the national anthem for the 76ers’ game on Monday against the Denver Nuggets. That’ll be a spectacle for fans in attendance, but there’s no way this could’ve been pushed to tomorrow?
Kelce hyping up the Philly faithful for the most anticipated game of the season would be something else. During his interview, the Eagles center took a call from “Nick in South Philly”, who was actually Sirianni calling to say how important he is to the team.
Between the kegs and public declarations, Sirianni has been pulling out all the stops to bring Kelce back to Philadelphia next season. Despite that, offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland might’ve topped him, calling in and telling Kelce he’ll run naked down Broad St. if it gets him to play next season.
Mandatory Credit: WIP