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Travis Kelce Addresses Jason Kelce Retirement Rumors

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By Kelly Coffey-Behrens on January 20, 2024 at 4:45 PM EST

Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce is speaking out on whether he truly thinks his brother, Jason Kelce, will retire after this NFL season.

As you know, rumors have been circulating about Jason Kelce and the possibility of retirement after the Philadelphia Eagles were knocked out of the NFL playoffs last Monday.

Jason has had an incredible career thus far, as the Eagles’ center was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl seven times throughout the years, this year included. The NFL player also went on to win the Super Bowl with the Eagles in 2018.

With an incredible career so far, and with Jason approaching his 40s, many speculated that he would retire from the NFL after this season.

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Travis Kelce Says Jason Kelce Still Has 'Some Football Left'

Travis Kelce Hints At Life After The NFL, Talks Retirement Plans

After reports surfaced that Jason told his teammates he would be retiring after this season, Travis, his younger brother, is saying otherwise.

"It came out that he retired, and he really didn't say any of that," the 34-year-old told reporters during a press conference. "It's been cool to see everybody appreciate who he's been over the years this past week, but I think the big guy still got some football left if he wants it."

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“I just don’t think you’re in a position after a game like that to really, you know, make that decision. I just don’t. There’s too much emotion in the moment. There’s too much going down in the moment to really fully grasp that decision.

I’m not trying to be dramatic to continue to draw this thing out. I’m really not.”

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Jason did admit he spoke to his teammates, but he did not confirm if he told them he would be retiring. Rather, he claimed he told the team to "enjoy the time you got."

“I did address the team and pretty much said, ‘I [believe] in every single one of you guys. Cherish your moments in this league.’ That’s kind of the way it went down. A lot of guys [said], ‘If that’s your last game, I feel sorry for you.’ Don’t feel sorry for me motherf------," he said.

While holding back tears, Jason concluded by saying, "Well either way, I truly appreciated everybody in that room, and I’d go to war with them any day of the week… Enjoy the time you got.”

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Jason Kelce Talks Retirement Plans

While he did not confirm nor deny the retirement rumors, Jason did state "I think when it's time to officially announce what's happening in the future, it will be done in a way that will be definitive. With respect to individuals who have meant a lot for me and what has led to the career I've had."

In the meantime, fans can watch Jason in the Pro Bowl, which will take place in Orlando, Florida on February 4.

Jason Kelce may still announce his retirement, though he may wait until after the Super Bowl.  Fans will have to wait and see what Jason's future holds.

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