- Jason says off-field opportunities could take him away from the field
- He is an All-Pro first team player, a six-time Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl winner
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On the latest episode of The NFL Report, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce appeared to hint that the end of his career could be coming soon.
The 35-year-old offensive lineman said his time as a football player may soon be coming to an end – especially given the many responsibilities he has off the field.
“We had a lot planned for last year, and at the end of the season it worked out really, really well for Travis and I, even though we [the Eagles] “I played one game short,” Jason said, thinking about last season’s Super Bowl, in which his Eagles lost to Travis and the Chiefs.
“I think it’s a lot, and I think the way we justified it as a family is this.” [playing football] will be over here soon. If that happens this year, which is entirely possible, we want to make sure we’re ready to go when football is over.
“All these different ways to figure out what we want to do in retirement. “Beyond that, just enjoy what little time you have left with the guys you have.”
Jason Kelce suggested that he might retire from the NFL at the end of this current season
Jason admitted last offseason that he had considered retiring, but announced in a Twitter post in March that he was “not done yet!”
Off the field, Jason and Travis have seen their podcast New Heights grow in popularity – especially since the latter brother began dating pop superstar Taylor Swift.
He also released a Christmas album last year with Eagles offensive linemen Lane Johnson and Jordan Mailata. They plan to release another album this holiday season.
But in retirement, these interactions and friendships may become less frequent for Jason – he is aware of that.
“When these opportunities arise, you realize that as you get closer to the end of your career, the opportunities to do these compelling things with fans and friends become fewer and fewer, and the more you want to do them do, because when “you’re done, it won’t be around as much,” Jason revealed.
Jason was drafted 191st overall in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of the University of Cincinnati.
Jason will retire as one of the best centers of his time – he has racked up accolades throughout his career
Last season, he faced his brother Travis in Super Bowl LVII – the Chiefs won it all
In thirteen seasons in the NFL, Jason was one of the league’s most effective and reliable centers.
For this he was recognized by his colleagues and also by journalists – he was named to the Pro Bowl six times, including each of the last four seasons.
He was also named to the NFL’s All-Pro First Team five times.
With the Eagles, Jason won Super Bowl LII in the 2017 season – a 41:33 shootout victory over the New England Patriots.
He has a 1-1 record in Super Bowls and lost to his brother Travis and the Chiefs 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII last season.