Despite previous reports floating in the ether that claimed Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce would retire at the end of this season, it looks like the stud offensive lineman will be sticking around in Philly.
Eagles insider Eliot Shorr-Parks tweeted on Saturday that the reports of Kelce retiring are inaccurate.
The report that Jason Kelce is "likely" to retire at the end of this season is inaccurate, per sources. #Eagles— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) January 12, 2019
This is great news for the Eagles and their offensive line, without a doubt, not to mention their leadership. Kelce has been with Philly ever since he was drafted by the team in the sixth round of the 2011 draft.
Kelce has arguably been playing the best football of his career in the past couple of years, as he's been named first-team All-Pro in 2017 and 2018. Those seasons also included helping the Eagles win their first ever Super Bowl during the 2017 season. It would be quite a shocker if he indeed does decide to retire after the season.
Hearing the retirement report on Jason Kelce is inaccurate. However, a contract restructure is certainly a goal for the league’s best center. Guaranteed money is done on deal that expires in 2020. #FlyEaglesFly— John McMullen (@JFMcMullen) January 12, 2019
Kelce is 31 years old and is under contract until the end of the 2020 season. It looks like he has some good football left in him. Hopefully, for Eagles fans, this includes winning another Super Bowl in the beginning of February and breaking out the Mummers gear once again.