Eagles fans and media react to expected Jason Kelce retirement announcement

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The Philadelphia Eagles won't be avenging their Super Bowl loss this year, as they fell in the Wild Card round of the playoffs to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. After the game, long-time Eagles center Jason Kelce told his teammates that he'd be retiring.

Kelce, a sixth-round pick by the Eagles in 2011, started 193 career games for the Eagles and played every single regular-season game in all but two of his 13 seasons. He's a seven-time Pro Bowler and six-time All Pro center and will be missed dearly by Eagles fans.

Eagles fans say good-bye to Jason Kelce

How can one bring up Kelce without mentioning his legendary attire for the Super Bowl parade in 2018? Epic.

This is such a solid point when talking about Kelce. Sure, fans of their own team know who their center is but even the casual NFL fans knew who Kelce was. He's one of the most famous non-quarterbacks in the league and everyone loves the guy.

I'm not crying, you're crying.

Kelce will for sure be heading to Canton. He's a legend.

There certainly won't be.

This is a great point. A lot of people don't like the Eagles but it'd be difficult to find anyone who dislikes Jason Kelce.

Is it too soon to joke about this?

Yes. Yes, he is.