Many fans SAD as Eagles Center Jason Kelce has FINALLY announced he is retiring from the NFL

Jason Kelce on Field


Jason Kelce has revealed he’ll announce his decision on his NFL future in a press conference on Monday afternoon.


Jason Kelce

He posted on X on Monday morning: ‘No Keg videos this year, I have come to a decision and will address it at a press conference this afternoon.’

The press conference is scheduled for 1pm ET.

Rumors that Kelce will retire from football surfaced the day after the Philadelphia Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in January.

But he’s refused to announce a definitive decision on his future, instead supporting brother Travis throughout the postseason as the Kansas City Chiefs eventually won the Super Bowl last month.

Jason Kelce at the Super Bowl

Kelce was drafted by the Eagles in 2011 and has enjoyed a sensational 13-year career.

A seven-time Pro Bowl selection, the center won the Super Bowl with the Eagles in 2018 when they beat the New England Patriots in Minnesota.

During a recent interview with Dana Carvey and David Spade on their ‘Superfly’ podcast, Kelce had appeared to keep the door open for a return to the Eagles.

‘I don’t know. I’m trying to figure it out right now,’ he said. ‘Right now, exploring different opportunities if I end up retiring,’ Kelce said.

‘Still working out and staying in shape if I end up playing again.’

Travis is already in Philadelphia to be by his brother’s side when he announces the decision.

The Chiefs star was spotted getting a new haircut in Philadelphia while girlfriend Taylor Swift continues to perform in front of sold-out crowds in Singapore.

The center, who hosts the ultra-successful ‘New Heights’ podcast with his brother Travis and filled in on Amazon’s Thursday Night Football broadcast during his bye week this season, looks destined for a career in broadcasting if he wants it.

He’s already met with executives from Fox and ESPN, according to Front Office Sports, as he used Super Bowl week in Las Vegas to ‘make the rounds’ with networks.

The Sun also reported that there was already a ‘scramble’ among several broadcasters to win Kelce’s services – and that he could make up to $5million per year for his football analysis.

Despite the lucrative offers seemingly waiting for Kelce, he recently admitted to being anxious about what life after football might look like.

‘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, 36, said. ‘It’s also daunting. It’s anxiety. At the end of the day, it’s the unknown.

‘People ask if you get nervous for games but the only games I get nervous for are the first time – you don’t know what is in store. Ironically it makes you play better, it makes your senses alive. But that is kind of where it is at when you start thinking about retirement.

‘It is exciting, the possibilities. All of us were fortunate, we can go in a lot of different areas. But that is also very nerve-wracking, you don’t know what you are going to like until you are doing it. You don’t know what you are going get fulfilment in until you are doing it, you don’t know what you are going to be great at until you are doing it.

‘All that stuff is also in the back of your head. No matter how you handle it, no matter who you are, how well prepared you are to enter the next stage, everybody goes through a level of depression, really.

‘The end of one of the things you love most in your life is there and you are going to have to come to grips with that.

‘You might be struggling and you don’t know it. I feel like you might be struggling in football but you get that win, that little shot, dopamine, like “I got it”. I’m a big ‘hit’ guy.’