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Philadelphia Eagles future hall of famer Jason Kelce is retiring per the report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Jason Kelce has had a huge effect on Philadelphia football. He was the heart of the Eagles throughout his 13-year career. The 7-time pro-bowler will always be one of the best players in Eagles history.
The Philadelphia Eagles will have to look for a new center when the season starts again. Landon Dickerson is the other center that the Eagles have under contract for next season. He was drafted in 2021 in the second round. He will have big shoes to fill with Kelce retiring but he is more than capable of playing at center, especially with Kelce as a mentor.
Kelce is the role model that kids playing football should look up to. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Eagles in 2011. He battled his way through a season-ending injury in 2012 and returned in 2013 to become the starting center for the Eagles. When you look at his stat line it is impressive, with the amount of snaps he has played and still consistently playing at an elite level until the end.
Jason Kelce will be leaving football as a 7-time Pro-Bowler and 6-time All-Pro player. He also made it to two NFC Championship games, which would result in two Super Bowl appearances. He will retire with a Super Bowl victory on his resume.
Now that his career is over, you have to think he will focus on his family as well as his widely popular podcast New Heights which he hosts with his brother. This is not the last time we will hear or see Jason Kelce, as he has a very prominent influence outside of football.