By Max Harper
Eagles All-Pro center Jason Kelce announced a few weeks ago that he is coming back at the age of 35 for the 2023 season.
And, on The Rich Eisen Show, Jason said he wasn’t sure if Travis was just playing to the crowd last summer. But after the Eagles lost Super Bowl LVII, Jason personally understood that hunger to get back and win one.
And he admitted that the loss in the Super Bowl factored into his decision to return for the 2023 season.
“I do think it played a factor,” Kelce said to Eisen.
“I don’t think it should. I wish it didn’t. But I do think when you get that far and you get that close and it doesn’t happen, your emotions and your energy get going and you want to do that. You know it’s close and you know the team is going to be good next year as long as everybody stays healthy. We’re returning a lot of pieces on offense. That all plays a factor. If it was a different situation, I don’t know what the answer would be. I still think I would play.”
Kelce signed another one-year deal to return with the Eagles in 2023, which will be his 13th season in the NFL. After the last few seasons, the all-time great has considered retirement.