Two regular seasons of the Nick Sirianni coaching era are in the books. On Saturday, he leads the Philadelphia Eagles into an NFL postseason game for the second time in as many seasons. He’s armed with Giant Killers, pro football’s best offensive line, a record-setting defense, an MVP-level quarterback, and future Hall of Famers like the legend Jason Kelce. Here’s one of the many things that we have learned about Nick if we haven’t learned anything else. He talks a lot, but we’ve discovered that everything he says he says for a reason.
We’ve said all that to say this. Take Jason Kelce as an anytime touchdown scorer during the Eagles Divisional Round clash versus the New York Giants. Fat Batman, the future Hall of Famer, is scoring for the first time in his career on Saturday night.
The Philly Special was awesome, but a postseason touchdown run by Jason Kelce would be an all-timer.
As outlandish as this may sound, there are whispers. None of them have come from credible sources. FanDuel doesn’t display any odds on Jason Kelce being an anytime touchdown scorer, but that won’t dim our excitement. We’re totally on board with this!
Who knows how Philly intends to line him up somewhere he shouldn’t be and be sneaky about it. We’re very aware that it’s going to be tough to deem him an eligible receiver without anyone noticing. Maybe the Eagles can insert Cam Jurgens as the center and let Jason line up in the backfield.
If you’ll remember, all of this began when Nick Sirianni made an appearance on the Pat McAfee show on October 5th. Ten minutes into that one, we’re talking about Jason Kelce as a skill position player.
Sirianni’s theories about getting Jason Kelce into the endzone range from lining him up as a tailback in a goal-line setting to throwing him a quick pass on the edge. Sure, most of this should probably be taken with a grain of salt, but again, with Coach, you can’t rule out anything he says.
It’s been more than three months since Nick’s chat with Pat McAfee. Jason Kelce has gotten into the endzone. We thought about abandoning any hope, but a January 11th airing of Jason and Travis Kelce’s New Heights podcast hit the airwaves.
At the 47th minute, this came up again. Travis began egging his brother on telling him that the world is still waiting on that Jason Kelce touchdown. Jason dismissed the idea quickly, stating he was happy blocking for teammates and doesn’t need the added pressure that comes with being tasked to get in the endzone as a ball carrier or receiver.
You can take that for what it’s worth. We think something is up and these attempts to escape the conversation are meant to draw the attention away from what’s actually happening.
Who wouldn’t want to see Jason Kelce score a touchdown Sure, all of this probably leads to nothing, but aren’t you a little intrigued?
More Eagles news: Philadelphia releases a postseason hype video.
Most of you have seen this. Some of you haven’t. Either way, the Eagles postseason video deserves another look.
What else needs to be said? Saturday night is going to be a lot of fun!