Lane Johnson shares incredible story about Jason Kelce on The Rich Eisen Show
Lane Johnson was on The Rich Eisen Show last week talking about a variety of topics that included stories about his teammates and the Eagles’ 2022 NFL Draft selections.
Johnson shared a few stories about he and Jason Kelce. If you want to feel old, just think about the fact that both Kelce and Johnson have been teammates for a DECADE as they now enter the 2022 season.
On The Rich Eisen Show, Lane Johnson was asked to share his favorite Jason Kelce story
“I don’t think you’ll get mad at this one. I’m a rookie, Chip Kelly’s the coach, we’re doing walkthrough in the indoor (practice facility). And the linemen, we’re in our own section blocking on buckets, looking at different defenses. So they called for him during the walkthrough and I had his helmet under one of the trash cans and it takes him about 5 minutes to find it. He’s throwing them, he’s flipping them. And the coach is telling him, ‘come on, what are you doing?’ And he sees me laughing so he knows I’m the culprit behind it. So he runs at me full speed and tries to Pat McAfee punt me in the private area. He misses, he hits my knee cap. He thinks he breaks his foot and he leaves practice to go get an MRI on it the same day.”
There’s nothing better than a story about professional athletes just acting like regular guys, trying to kick each other in the nuts. Luckily for everyone involved, the MRI was negative and Kelce only suffered a bruised foot.
Could you imagine having to address the media and explaining that you just tried to kick your rookie lineman in the nuts, missed, and ended up breaking your foot? That would have been a legendary injury report and Philadelphia would have likely burned to the ground, changing the history of the Eagles forever.
In addition to the Kelce story, Johnson discussed the Eagles’ acquisition of AJ Brown, calling him a “physical specimen” and comparing him to NFL legend Andre Johnson.
Johnson also touched on how the Eagles new draft pick, Jordan Davis, is an absolute freak.
“It was unbelievable seeing somebody run that fast at that size,” Johnson said to Eisen. “It’s unheard of. And just his physical presence, man, that’s a guy that can clog both A gaps, can play the nose, can probably play all over. Very versatile. I think he’s just going to complement what we already have [inside] with Javon Hargrave and Fletcher Cox.”