NFL Superstar Pulls the Plug (Video)

( – In a much-anticipated announcement, Jason Kelce, the veteran star center of the Philadelphia Eagles, has declared that he is putting an end to his 13-year career in the NFL.

See a video from Jason Kelce’s press conference below!

Kelce was visibly moved as he announced the end of his remarkable 13-season tenure with the NFL, all of which he spent in Philadelphia, The New York Post reports.

“It took a lot of hard work and determination getting here. I have been the underdog my entire career, and I mean this when I say this, I wish I still was,” the NFL star stated.

Throughout the press conference, Kelce recounted various experiences from his formative years playing football, his collegiate days, and his professional career with the Eagles.

His speech was interspersed with moments of emotional pause as he recounted these memories.

He also thanked the Eagles’ fans for their unwavering support, highlighting the unique bond between Philadelphia’s athletes and their supporters.

“No one celebrates their own like the city of Philadelphia. Athletes become demigods in this city,” Kelce said.

Earlier that day, Kelce hinted at his retirement decision on X, signaling a departure from previous years where announcements were made in a more lighthearted manner.

Kelce’s career, distinguished by six All-Pro selections and seven Pro Bowls, also includes a Super Bowl LII victory in 2018.

He is notable for his franchise record of 157 consecutive starts, a testament to his reliability and endurance on the field.

The announcement was a family affair, with Kelce’s brother Travis, a star tight end for the Kansas City Chiefs, visibly moved in the audience.

The close bond between the Kelce brothers was evident as they, along with their parents and Jason’s wife Kylie, shared a moment of unity and support after the speech.

In the days leading up to the announcement, the Kelce brothers participated in community and charitable events.

This period of speculation about Jason Kelce’s career future followed a challenging season for the Eagles, culminating in an unexpected playoff exit.

Despite the disappointment, Kelce had previously indicated he would make his retirement decision known at an appropriate time.

Travis Kelce also spoke about his brother’s career during the Super Bowl festivities, leaving Jason’s future in the sport as a point of speculation.

However, it was clear from both brothers’ actions and statements that family and health were significant considerations in Jason’s decision.

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