Official: Jason Kelce will be PLAYING for the Eagles in 2022
After months of speculation, Jason Kelce took to the Eagles’ Twitter account this evening to announce that he will be playing for Philadelphia next season. All signs pointed towards this decision, but it’s still great to hear him say it for sure.
Kelce announced the news a way only he knows how:
“I’m definitely not retiring from playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. I’m having way too much fun doing that.”
Kelce appeared on WIP yesterday morning and said that his decision was trending in a certain direction and that he would make it clear very soon. I’m not going to lie. He got me in that video with the class bait-and switch-retirement from WIP. Classy move with the outdoor keg as well.
Throughout the off-season, he alluded in interviews that he will continue playing as long as he’s productive and healthy, which the All-Pro center certainly has been.
Kelce will now be returning for his 12th season in Philadelphia and will help command one of the best offensive lines in football. Since he is back, it allows the Eagles to explore other options in the NFL Draft instead of looking for Kelce’s replacement.
If he has another season like 2021, Kelce could solidify his Hall of Fame status, with a potential fifth First-Team All-Pro on the way.
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. Alongside the playing news, he will be making his singing debut next week, as he will be performing the national anthem for the 76ers’ game on Monday against the Denver Nuggets.
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