Jason Kelce and Wife Kylie Kelce Cry as the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2023 Season Comes to an End

Jason Kelce was overwhelmed by emotions as he watched his team, the Philadelphia Eagles, lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the final moments of the Monday, January 15, playoff game.

Kelce, who is the center for the Eagles, headed to the sidelines as the clock ticked down during the Monday Night Football program. He was spotted on the sidelines crying as he took off his helmet and the loss sank in. The Bucs beat the Eagles 32 to 9, knocking the Eagles out of the hunt for the Super Bowl next month.

That looks like a man filled with emotion,” one of the ESPN broadcasters said as the cameras panned to Kelce, 36. “You wonder if that’s it for 36-year-old Jason Kelce.”

The athlete was visibly brought to tears as he talked with his offensive line coach, Jeff Stoutland, and looked up to the crowd. Jason’s wife, Kylie Kelce, appeared to be feeling her husband’s pain as she watched him walk up and down the field.

Kylie, 31, was spotted with her hands covering her mouth and hunched over in the stands, in a fan photo shared via X (formerly Twitter).

The couple’s melancholy reaction to the Eagles’ loss has some fans wondering if the rumors of Jason retiring are true.

Kylie revealed in 2023’s Prime Video documentary Kelce that Jason has been discussing retirement “for years,” telling the cameras, “I don’t think that people realize the beating you’re taking then impacts the way you interact with your family. … I always tell people, no matter what happens with football, how it ends, I would like him to retire when he is still able to get down on the floor and play with our kids comfortably.