Jason Kelce is one of the best offensive linemen in the league and one of the best centers of all-time. The 12th-year-man out of Cincinnati has made five All-Pro teams and six Pro Bowls in his career.
Kelce, who we all know is the brother of Chiefs’ superstar tight end Travis Kelce, was not highly sought after coming out of Cincinnati. He was the 191st pick in the 6th round of the 2011 NFL draft.
It was understandable, as he was considered undersized to play in the NFL on the offensive line. He had great athletic ability for an interior offensive lineman, but at 6-feet-two-inches and just 280 pounds, the fear was NFL defensive tackles would simply be too big for the Bearcat.
He’s obviously proved everyone wrong, and has been a huge part of the Philadelphia Eagles becoming one of the league’s best franchises. Kelce was instrumental in Philadelphia winning their first Super Bowl in the 2017 season. And, when the Eagles decided to rebuild after the 2020 season and move on from head coach Doug Pederson and quarterback Carson Wentz, he stuck around and was a leader in the team’s meteoric rise to the Super Bowl this year.
But, the Eagles and Jason Kelce lost to his brother Travis and the Chiefs in the Super Bowl last night, 38-35. And, there is speculation that it could be the 35-year-old’s last game in the NFL. He is a pending free agent, as well, which complicates things. But, after the game, the center spoke about his future situation.
#Eagles C Jason Kelce spoke about hope for the future and sounded like a guy who’s looking forward to returning. Wouldn’t commit just yet, though. “We’ll see. There’s a lot of factors at play.” Said he hopes to have a decision soon.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 13, 2023
That seems encouraging for Eagles fans, as if he does come back it would be hard to see him play for someone else but Philadelphia. He could team up with Travis in Kansas City, but the Chiefs have arguably the best center in the league other than Jason, in Creed Humphrey.
Jason Kelce’s future will be just one of the big storylines of an Eagles offseason that looks to be a pivotal one, with a ton of integral pieces going into free agency.