He's coming back!
After the Eagles captured the Super Bowl title, taking down the Patriots, a lot of Eagles fans were worried it'd be the last time they'd be able to see tight end Brent Celek suit up in a Philly jersey.
Rest easy, though, fans. Celek made it clear on Tuesday he's not going anywhere, stating he'll definitely be returning to the team next season.
Brent Celek said that he has no plans to retire. "Yeah I wanna play," the Eagles TE said via text message, confirming a @caplannfl report.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) March 6, 2018
You've got to love to see that.
After 11 years in the NFL, Celek clearly isn't ready to hang up his cleats, and will be lacing them up for campaign No. 12 come next fall.
For most veteran players, they might think capturing a Super Bowl is the perfect way to go out. But for Celek, he's using it as motivation to potentially retire as a two-time champ.
For those asking about #Eagles TE Brent Celek: I'm told that he still wants to play. He's on the books for $4m this season (final year on contract). Team has 5 TEs under contract, but only 2 have them have played in a regular season game (Celek, Ertz) for the team.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 6, 2018
Last season, Celek hauled in 13 receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown. He was a fifth-round pick by the Eagles back in 2007, and has never donned another team's jersey since.