There are not a lot of teams happier that the 2023-24 season is behind them than the Philadelphia Eagles. After starting the season 10-5, they couldn't stay healthy, they couldn't get on the same page, and they were exposed as illegitimate contenders. The season ended with an embarrassing blowout in the wild card round at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After major coaching shakeups this offseason, the Eagles now have decisions to make on their playing personnel. As with every offseason, teams will sift through retirements, evaluate their outgoing free agents, assess the trade market, and look to improve via the draft.
As the calendar turns to the 2024-25 season, these are the 10 players that may have played their last game for the Eagles in Philadelphia.
1. Jason Kelce
After 13 seasons in the league, all with the Philadelphia Eagles, it is widely speculated that center Jason Kelce will be retiring. The 36-year-old has been toying with the idea of hanging up his cleats for a few years, and it feels like now is the time he is going to choose to make the transition.
Kelce was drafted in the fifth round by the Eagles out of the University of Cincinnati. During his career, there were only two seasons he did not start or play in every game of the year. That includes the 2017-18 season, when the Eagles won their first Super Bowl in franchise history. Kelce emerged as a legend off the field for his performance at the championship parade.
On the field, Kelce is a seven-time Pro Bowler and is part of the AP's All-Pro roster six times. He is widely regarded as one of the favorites in the locker room and a great teammate to have. It's obvious he loves the game of football, but he loves going into battle and fighting for and alongside his brothers even more. Expect to see the number 62 retired at the Link in the future.
Although Kelce will not be on the field, he will undoubtedly stay busy and remain a part of the football community in his post-playing career. He currently co-hosts a successful podcast with his brother, Travis Kelce, called New Heights, where they talk about life and football. Plus, there's no question he will receive offers to join a network to cover the game in-studio somewhere.
Kelce will be around the game, and Philadelphia, for a long time to come.