In many circles, when conversations turn to the most beloved Philadelphia Eagles of all time, we’re often discussing Brian Dawkins as the first face that will be carved in a franchise Mount Rushmore of sorts. Jason Kelce isn’t too far behind him though. The latter, the author of the greatest speech in the history of victory parades, has forever etched his way into the hearts of Birds fans everywhere, and now he’s pouring his talent into other avenues.
He lent his vocal talents to a Christmas album. He and his brother Travis Kelce’s New Heights podcast is the talk of both Chiefs Kingdom and Eagles Nation. That’s already exceeded 175,000 loyal subscribers, and now he has his eyes set on the fashion industry.
Jason Kelce’s Underdog Apparel imprint supports youth programs in Philadelphia.
Last month, Jason Kelce began a new journey, one he calls Underdog Apparel. That alone is enough to create a buzz among Eagles enthusiasts. The mantra, “celebrate our community, support our young people, and help make the best (expletive) city in the world even better” is enough to make one throw on a pair of shoulder pads and run through a wall.
A statement on the Underdog apparel website states the following:
"I’ve assembled a wonderful team of Philadelphians to bring this vision, brand, and foundation to life. I am forever grateful to my teammates who have lent their faces to this cause. And thankful to any person who strives to leave this city better than they’ve found it… Underdog is committed to building a tribe of people who want to see a better future for the next generation. I want the city of Philadelphia to know that I believe in it, and our young people to know that we believe in them. Together, I know we can make a difference and this is only just the beginning."
All proceeds from sales are used in an attempt to assist youth programs all over the greater Philadelphia area that partner with the legend’s non-profit foundation, (Be)Philly. On Sunday, November 6th, (Be)Philly hosted its launch party. Here’s a tip of the cap to one of the greatest Eagles ever.
When his playing days are over, it’s doubtful that Jason Kelce will ever need to reach into his pockets and pull out some change to pay for a meal in the City of Brotherly Love again (or, in his case, buy a beer). It’s efforts like these, however, that don’t earn enough mention, so we had to give him the thumbs up for the impact he’s attempting to make off of the playing field.
There’s no doubt about it. Whenever we begin carving that Eagles Mount Rushmore, Jason Kelce’s likeness has to be one of the faces.