Jason Kelce Talks About His Return to the Eagles Next Season

Eagles Center Jason Kelce
Image via Yong Kim, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Eagles Center Jason Kelce

Eagles Center Jason Kelce returns to the Eagles for a 13th season, writes Rob Tornoe for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

“I didn’t retire again. That’s pretty much the news. I’m still playing football,” Kelce said on the New Heights podcast he co-hosts with his brother Travis. “I wish it wasn’t news.”

Kelce wanted to let the team know his decision before free agency started.

“Obviously, there’s money to be spent, there’s deals to be made,” Kelce said. “I want to make sure they’ are in the best position possible because obviously, I’m coming back because I want to win. I’m coming back because Jalen Hurts is there.”

The Eagles are giving Kelce a one-year $14.25 million contract, a slight raise over last season.

Kelce said his wife, Kylie, helped him decide on returning to the Eagles.  He also heeded the advice of former Eagles offensive line coach Howard Mudd, who died in 2020.

“When in doubt, don’t,” he said.

“I said ‘Howard, I have doubt about a lot of things,’” Kelce responded to Mudd. “But that’s why it’s a great saying because it works no matter how you look at it.”

Read more about Jason Kelce’s return to the Eagles next season in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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