Sources close to Jason Kelce bet on the return of the Eagles legend


The last time we saw Jason Kelce and the Philadelphia Eagles, a season full of unexpected highs and incredibly heartbreaking lows was ending with a thud. The Birds flew south for the winter, found themselves in a playoff game against the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and walked out of Raymond James Stadium, the losers in what ended turned out to be a 31-15 (the score is no indication of how bad things went that day).

The last Eagle to leave the field was Jason Kelce. Questions immediately arose as to whether or not we had last seen him. It was a sad way to end a race that turned out better than expected. Knowing that, why on the eve of a Super Bowl where the Eagles won’t play, is everyone happy?

Well, there are actually two reasons. One of the Eagles, a legend, Dick Vermeil, will finally take his place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Another of Philly’s favorite sons, the aforementioned Jason Kelce, may be about to make an announcement that should make Birds fans very happy.

Signs point to Jason Kelce returning for a 12th NFL season with the Eagles.

Thanks Jeff McLane for this one. He got up early on a Saturday to share good news. According to sources close to Kelce, the four-time first-team All-Pro, five-team Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion was leaning towards the NFL’s final season being his swansong, but according to sources close to one of the biggest and most popular birds in team history, there are signs that Jason is back.

A subscription is required to read McLane’s story, so we won’t share any quotes here. Let’s just say that a healthy run last season, a strong showing from his teammates and the campaign ending on a high note (minus that playoff loss of course) makes the Eagles legend feel like coming back is totally possible.

Although they admit they’re not sure what will happen next, there are people close to the legend who believe his 11th season, which was all in Eagles green, won’t get his last.

There has been no official statement from the Philadelphia Eagles. You’d have to see this to know his return is official, but for now, there’s plenty to smile about.

So, that being said, how about what we’ve been meaning for a month? How about reviving it for a 12th NFL season? Yeah! That sounds good.


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