Fans confused as Jason Kelce’s wife Kylie reveals she wanted him to retire so he can ‘play with our kids comfortably’

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Jason Kelce’s wife Kylie made it clear that she wanted the legendary Philadelphia Eagles center to retire from the NFL sooner rather than later.


Jason Kelce and his Kids

Jason Kelce’s wife Kylie once said she wanted her husband to retire from football sooner rather than later. The legendary Philadelphia Eagles center announced his decision to retire on Monday.

Kelce was picked by the Eagles in the sixth round in 2011 and went on to win a Super Bowl. He also played in another championship game, a loss to his younger brother Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs in 2022.

The retirement of the 36-year-old has been a hot topic since the Eagles’ Wild Card loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The NFL star celebrated all the way to the Super Bowl in Las Vegas to watch his brother and teammates defend their title.

Jason Kelce and Family

In an episode of his popular podcast New Heights, Jason appeared emotional when talking about possibly retiring this offseason.

His wife Kylie previously said that she wants Kelce to retire while he can still physically play with his three children, Wyatt Elizabeth, Elliotte Ray and Bennett Llewellyn, reports the Express US.

“I don’t think people realize the beating you’re taking then impacts the way you interact with your family,” Kylie said. “He’s been telling me for years that he was going to retire and now we are expecting our third daughter.

“I always tell people that no matter what happens with football, how it ends, I would like him to retire when he’s still able to get down on the floor and play with our kids comfortably.”

It’s understood Kelce already has offers of TV work. He has already had discussions with bosses from Fox and ESPN and the rush to sign Kelce could mean he might earn $5million a year.

“It’s exciting to think about possibilities, it’s exciting to be able to lose weight, feel good and not have to physically fight for my life every day,” Kelce previously said. “It’s also daunting. It’s anxiety. At the end of the day, it’s the unknown.

“You don’t know what you are going get fulfillment in until you are doing it, you don’t know what you are going to be great at until you are doing it.