Jason Kelce announces he’ll start Week 1 for the Eagles

Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Well, this just confirms what we already knew. One of the most beloved Philadelphia Eagles of all time, Jason Kelce, made an appearance on the Wednesday morning edition of 94 WIP-FM’s Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team show. It didn’t take long before the conversation was steered in the direction of his status for Sunday’s regular-season opener.

His answer was simple, succinct, and, as we’ve come to expect, straight to the point. “Yes, I’ll play for sure.”

Come on. Did anyone expect a different answer? Here’s more.

"The elbow is great. I practiced for the first time last week. Elbow feels really good, feels better than its felt in probably a couple of years, honestly. Looking forward to getting back out there and being back out there with my teammates a little bit more than I have been."

That’s music to the ears.

Jason Kelce’s legendary run continues.

The 2011 NFL Draft began for the Eagles with the selection of the oldest first-round selection taken since 1971, a 26-year-old fireman by the name of Danny Watkins. Five rounds and 168 selections later, Philly rolled the dice on an undersized center from the University of Cincinnati.

The former ranks among the worst decisions in franchise history. The latter is one of its best. Who would have thunk, right?

11 years later, Jason Kelce is a five-time Pro Bowler (2014, 2016, 2019–2021) and four-time First-team All-Pro (2017–2019, 2021). He’s also probably the true identity of Marvel’s Iron Man character after having started 122 games in a row.

Just in case you’re keeping score, that’s the fifth-longest streak of consecutive starts in franchise history. Check this list out.

  • Jon Runyan (2000-2008): 144
  • Herm Edwards (1977-1985): 135
  • Jerry Sisemore (1974-1982): 127
  • Randy Logan (1973-1981): 124

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Jason spent some time during the preseason recovering from elbow surgery and wearing a brace while being given an extended rest period, but again, though the news was expected, it bears repeating again. The anchor of pro football’s best offensive line is ready to go. That should put a smile on your face as we approach Sunday.