Philadelphia Eagles Roundup: Jason Kelce’s honor, Connor Barwin’s new role

Jason Kelce makes another All-Pro roster. That and Connor Barwin’s supposed new role are both the subjects of Philadelphia Eagles Roundup.

You’d never believe this now, but once upon a time, there was talk about how good Jason Kelce could be, In his nine seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, he’s written his own story. Let’s discuss that in a second. Here’s something you may not know. Rumor has it that Connor Barwin may have reunited with the team as a member of the front office.

Barwin was seen around a few Eagles practices towards the end of the season, and Adam Caplan tweeted something about him possibly joining the personnel staff about a week ago, but that story grew legs as Barwin was recently seen at the East-West Shrine Game checking things out and talking with Andy Weidl, the Eagles’ new second in command under vice president and general manager Howie Roseman.

Take a look at the evidence.

Good for him and good for Philly. Let’s move on to Jason Kelce.

On Monday, the Pro Football Writers of America announced their 2019 All-NFL, All-AFC and All-NFC teams. Jason Kelce is the only Eagles star to make the team this season. It’s a nice honor for an All-Pro center who’s racked up quite a few during 2017’s regular-season and over the course of his career.

Once upon a time, Kelce was a sixth-round selection from the Cincinnati Bearcats. Some asked if he’d make the team. Then, he made the team, and there were questions about whether or not he’d survive because he was too small.

Things seem to have worked out nicely. Kelce has quietly crafted a Hall-of-Fame-worthy resume, and he’s also the author of the greatest speech in the history of victory parades.

Philly’s All-Pro center has earned three Pro Bowl nods (2014, 2016, 2019) and three First-team All-Pro nods (2017–2019). It seems like things turned out well for that sixth-rounder and for Philly. It’s good to see good things happen to good people.


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