Well, it hasn't been the happiest New Year so far, has it? The Philadelphia Eagles, after beginning the 2023 NFL regular season with a 10-1 record, lost five of their final six games before walking into the Wild Card Round of the NFL Playoffs and losing that game too. Then it happened, the day we knew would come, a day we still weren't ready for.
Jason Kelce hasn't officially announced anything at the time of this story's release, at least not publicly. Still, news broke that he informed his teammates that he would indeed call it a career.
It sucks. Everyone wishes that we could have sent him out on top, but it is what it is. With that being said, we've been stuck in the same thought since we woke up on Tuesday morning.
Jason Kelce was never going to play forever, but it feels like he could if he desired. He, Brandon Graham, and Fletcher Cox are the only Eagles who have played for Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, Doug Pederson, and Nick Sirianni. Along the way, Number 62 left us with a lot to remember him for. Here are a handful of non-football moments we'll never forget for as long as we live.
Jason Kelce turns MetLife Stadium into a Slip 'N Slide during a downpour.
I'm speaking from personal experience here. It was Randall Cunningham and Buddy Ryan's Eagles that made me an Eagles fan, but my favorite players of all time are Malcolm Jenkins, Brian Dawkins, and the great Jason Kelce.
I loved Brian's faith, passion, and transparency (particularly in relation to mental illness) I loved Malcolm's style, versatility, and philanthropy, but Jason was who I would be if I was an Eagle. Note turning MetLife Stadium into a Slip 'N Slide.
Nobody worked harder than the man who has anchored our offensive line for more than a decade. Still, I would venture to state that no one had more fun either,