Despite being voted to the Pro Bowl twice and being a two-time First-team All-Pro, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce’s never been voted on to the NFL Top 100, until now.
Once upon a time, he was seen as undersized. After all, Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce is six-foot-three and a little under 300 pounds. Several years later, some of the talk surrounding the anchor of Philly’s offensive line is about where all of that nonsense came from.
To conclude 2017’s regular season, the Eagles’ offensive line was voted the Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year just one night before Philly beat the greatest dynasty in the history of sports to win their first Lombardi Trophy in Super Bowl LII.
Less than a week later, Kelce entrenched himself as one of Philly’s favorite sons when he made what may go down as the famous speech in the history of any victory parade.
Does anyone need a reminder? If you do, here it is.
Clip courtesy of ESPN’s official YouTube channel
Kelce’s been voted to the Pro Bowl in both 2014 and 2016. He’s been named a two-time NFL All-Pro twice (2017 and 2018). Every single one of his eight seasons in pro football has been spent in an Eagles jersey. Still, he’s never been voted onto the NFL’s Top 100 Players list.
Well, that changed on the eve of Philly’s first training camp practice of 2019. The NFL Network unveiled the players who cracked the list at 80-71, and Philly’s favorite center came in at number 72. Take a look.
Clip courtesy of the NFL’s official YouTube page
He’s ranked 24 spots ahead of his quarterback, Carson Wentz.
No, most of us still aren’t over that yet, but that’s another debate for another time. For now, let’s crack open a cold one for Mr. Kelce and celebrate. We haven’t heard the acceptance speech yet, but if we were to guess, we’d say ’62’ is probably somewhere celebrating by himself with a cold one open right now. There’s no word yet as to whether or not he has that mummer’s outfit on.