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NFL Community Responds to Announcement of Jason Kelce’s Retirement

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NFL Community Responds to Announcement of Jason Kelce’s Retirement

Jason Kelce is reportedly set to retire after 13 NFL seasons. A sixth-round draft pick out of the University of Cincinnati in 2011, Kelce started and played in 193 games over his tenure. Kelce made his first Pro Bowl in 2014 and has been named to the Associated Press All-Pro team in six of the past seven seasons. Kelce’s forthcoming announcement could be the first of several big moves and changes for the Eagles. With Philadelphia’s offseason officially underway, here is the national reaction to the news that Kelce is hanging it up.

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TAMPA, FLORIDA – JANUARY 15: Jason Kelce # 62 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs at Raymond James Stadium on January 15, 2024, in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Per reports, #Eagles C Jason Kelce will retire from the NFL after 13 remarkable seasons. The former #191 overall pick back in 2011 secured over $81M, 3rd most all-time among centers.

Tampa, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) looks on during warm-ups for a 2024 NFC wild card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports 🔥 Jason Kelce will always be remembered for the best Super Bowl Parade Speech EVER

Tampa, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) wears an MLK sticker on his helmet in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day before a 2024 NFC wild card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Jason Kelce told his Eagles teammates after last night’s playoff loss that he is retiring, per @AdamSchefter

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – JANUARY 07: Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles directs his team during the first half in the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on January 07, 2024, in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

After 13 seasons with the Eagles, Jason Kelce reportedly told his teammates that he is retiring, per @AdamSchefter. 🏈6x First-Team All-Pro 🏈Super Bowl champ🏈7x Pro Bowler

TAMPA, FLORIDA – JANUARY 15: Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs at Raymond James Stadium on January 15, 2024 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) The Jason Kelce File: ▪️ 193 Starts▪️ 7 Playoff appearances▪️ 5x All-Pro▪️ 7x Pro Bowler▪️ Super Bowl LII Champion What a career 🫡

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) warms up before action against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Congrats on retirement! @JasonKelce One of the best men I’ve ever been around! You are going to crush this next phase of life! — Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) January 16, 2024 Jan 15, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) wears an MLK sticker on his helmet in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day before a 2024 NFC wild card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Jason Kelce was in tears leaving the field

Eagles center Jason Kelce reportedly tells his teammates he is retiring (nbcnews.com)

Tampa, Florida, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) looks on during warm-ups for a 2024 NFC wild card game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Eagles future Hall Of Famer Jason Kelce told his teammates postgame that he is retiring, according to @AdamSchefter. ▪️ 13 seasons (all with Eagles)▪️ 6x First-Team All-Pro▪️ 7x Pro Bowler▪️ Super Bowl champ All-time legend in Philadelphia forever. Thank you, Jason. ❤️  —

TAMPA, FLORIDA – JANUARY 15: Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second quarter in the NFC Wild Card Playoffs at Raymond James Stadium on January 15, 2024 in Tampa, Florida. (

 

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