Jason Kelce is seemingly ready to hang up his football helmet for good.

Jason Kelce is seemingly ready to hang up his football helmet for good.

Kelce, 36, and the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-9 in their wild card game on Monday, January 15. NFL insider Adam Schefter reported one day after the team’s emotional defeat that Kelce informed his fellow Eagles in the locker room that he’s retiring after 13 years in the league.

As the clock ran out on Monday night, Kelce was seen looking glum on the sideline. “That looks like a man filled with emotion,” an announcer said during the broadcast. “You wonder if that’s it for 36-year-old Jason Kelce.”

Kelce chatted with offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland and looked up to the stands, where his wife, Kylie Kelce, looked equally overwhelmed with emotion. A teary-eyed Jason walked over to the crowd, shaking dad Ed Kelce’s hand after the game.

Jason, who has one Super Bowl ring under his belt, previously admitted he was considering retiring during a conversation with The NFL Report’s Steve Wyche and James Palmer in December 2023.

We took on a lot last year, and it ended up working out really, really well for Travis [Kelce] and I at the end of the season, although we did come up one game short,” Jason said, referring to Super Bowl LVII, where the Kansas City Chiefs reigned victorious over the Eagles. “You know, I think it is a lot, and I think the way we’ve justified it as a family is that this is going to be over pretty soon here.”