Jason Kelce has been everything and some for the Philadelphia Eagles.
It’s no secret that Philadelphia Eagles veteran center Jason Kelce is nearing the end of his career. The 33-year-old has contemplated retirement several times, but obviously has continued to play, and has performed at a high level.
Now that a new regime will be taking the reins in 2021, it might be the perfect time for Kelce to step away from the game. Kelce still has one year left on his contract, but that probably will not play a factor in his decision.
Following the Week 17 debacle, Kelce joined Zach Ertz and Carson Wentz on the Eagles sideline late into the evening to possibly soak in the final moments at Lincoln Financial Field as an Eagle.
Kelce has logged 100 percent of offensive snaps the last two seasons. He has also tallied four Pro Bowl appearances, including this year, and three All-Pro nods. Kelce has nothing left to prove. He will be remembered as a man of steel, a champion, and the man in the crazy outfit who delivered one of the greatest speeches in the history of Super Bowl parades.
Zach Ertz is the most decorated tight end in Philadelphia Eagles history.
What Zach Ertz has accomplished as a Philadelphia Eagle tight end is nothing short of legendary. He currently stands in the Eagles record books at second all-time in receptions, fifth all-time in receiving yards, and tied for seventh in touchdown catches.
Unfortunately, it was obvious that Ertz lost a step in 2020. Pre-injury Ertz had one game in which he eclipsed 50 receiving yards and post-injury he recorded one as well. He had a career-low in receiving yards, yards per catch, touchdown receptions, and catch percentage as he only hauled in 50 percent of his targets.
Ertz will surely garner trade considerations as plenty of teams will believe he still has good football left ahead of him. He’s currently on the Eagles books for a $12.5 million cap hit next season but a post-June 1 trade could free up $8.25 million.
The rise of athletic tight end Dallas Goedert is most likely the top reason why Philadelphia could feel comfortable moving Ertz. The veteran could look to negotiate a trade in order to reunite with Doug Pederson at the coach’s next landing spot or, if Carson Wentz is booted out of town, Ertz could follow Wentz. No matter the outcome with Ertz this offseason he will always be renowned as an Eagles legend.