Jason Kelce’s response to his mother’s hug is a tear-jerker

Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles, Travis Kelce #87, Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles, Travis Kelce #87, Kansas City Chiefs (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

Okay, is anyone else sick of crying about this Philadelphia Eagles loss, or is it just us? Gosh, this has been a rough week! Here’s something that will make you smile though. Just a few days ago, we were laughing while thinking about the fact that two of the City of Brotherly Love’s most famous sports figures are a fictional Italian boxer, Rocky Balboa, and a sixth-round draft choice that was told he was too small, Jason Kelce. Think about that for a second.

Rocky taught us on more than one occasion to get up off the canvas when we’re knocked down. Most of his fights would have been stopped in the first round had they been real, but that’s another story for another day. The point is this.

It’s in our nature to cheer for underdogs like Jason Kelce. Every time we watched a Rocky movie, we wanted to be him, aside from taking those headshots of course.

That’s partially why the loss to the Kansas City Chiefs sucked. We wanted that win for Jason, Brandon Graham, Lane Johnson, and Fletcher Cox. Fate had other plans, but there’s nothing like having people care for you when you’re at your lowest.

Check out a nice moment between Jason Kelce and his mom and Jason’s reaction to it.

As the confetti fell and the Kansas City Chiefs raised the Vince Lombardi Trophy, Birds fans were left with the knowledge that a second Super Bowl win would have to wait. We thought about our disappointment. We thought about next year’s iteration of this team and what it might look like, but we forgot about something… some of us anyway. This game meant something to the players too.

We’ll never know the heartbreak of Super Bowl LVII more than the guys that lived it. We’ll never be able to express how Nick Sirianni feels, but here’s what we can do. We can look at this moment between mother and son and draw some inspiration. Check out Donna Kelce finding a hurting son of the field in Glendale.

Okay, here we go again with those tears.

As they always do, Jason and Travis Kelce met up on their New Heights podcast, and Jason shared some of his vulnerability.

Seriously, how can you not cheer for this guy? The next time someone tells you that fans care more than the players, remember to show them this clip.

As we’ve said, we understand what some of you are you’re going through. We were supposed to be celebrating another Philadelphia Eagles championship right now! No, that didn’t happen, and it’s back to the drawing board. We hate that, but we’ll find a way to manage.

Occasionally, roses grow from concrete. Jason Kelce will be fine regardless of what he decides to do next. Jalen Hurts will learn from this loss and get better. How can we not believe that? Keep those heads up Philly! Better days are on the horizon. That’s a promise.

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