Philadelphia Eagles: Jason Kelce deserves Hall of Fame consideration

Jason Kelce (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports)
Jason Kelce (Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports) /

It’s time we begin Hall of Fame discussions about a Philadelphia Eagles legend.

One thing is true about all sports, and it doesn’t matter whether we’re discussing the Philadelphia Eagles, the NFL, the NBA, or Major League Baseball. Some guys never get their due. Some guys just aren’t appreciated to the level that they should be. Look no further than how long it took for Harold Carmichael to find his way into the Pro Football Hall of Fame if you need any evidence.

The amount of time it took the voters to get that one right is inexcusable. The same can be said about Eric Allen, except for the fact that Allen is still waiting to hear the announcement of his induction. That too is embarrassing.

When the Philadelphia Eagles offense takes the field in Week 12 on Monday Night Football, Jason Kelce will be making his 100th consecutive start in an NFL game. Not too shabby for a former sixth-rounder huh?

Pull out those dog masks if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Jason Kelce wasn’t the product of a Power 5 program or one of the programs we think of when we think of college football. No, Jason Kelce was an undersized offensive lineman from the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Andy Reid took a swing on him and made him the 191st-overall selection of the 2011 NFL Draft. The sixth-round is right around the area in every selection meeting where teams are grabbing guys and hoping that they work out. Well, 62 worked out in a big way. Fast forward to the present, and the author of the greatest speech in the history of victory parades has carved out a nice career. Every ounce of it has been played in midnight green, black, white, and silver.

Kelce is one of those guys that has played for Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, and Doug Pederson. He’s a Super Bowl Champion. He’s the anchor of the Eagles offensive line and has been forever. He’s a three-time Pro Bowl nod (2014, 2016, 2019), a three-time First-team All-Pro (2017–2019), and he’s one of the best to ever play his position.

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Again, Week 12’s game represents his 100th consecutive start. That can’t be stated enough as that’s an accomplishment unto itself, and if this is his last ride in an NFL jersey, it’s been fun. Jason Kelce is a shoo-in for the Eagles Hall of Fame, and ladies and gentlemen, when his playing days are over, if we aren’t talking about inducting him into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, we would have done him a great disservice as football fans and pundits, period.