Jason Kelce Officially Lands First Gig After Retirement

The Philadelphia Eagles legend made a decision about his post-NFL career.
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The Philadelphia Eagles will begin an NFL season without Jason Kelce at center for the first time in 12 years. The 36-year-old icon had announced his retirement earlier in the spring despite Eagles fans' desire to have him back for another year.

Since then, Kelce has been enjoying life. He has been in the stands supporting his brother's Super Bowl run, making an appearance on Wrestlemania, and throwing the first pitch at a Phillies game.

It turns out, that the seven-time Pro Bowler is ready to get back to work. Instead of on the gridiron, however, he will be in front of cameras.

ESPN just announced via a press release that the former Eagles offensive lineman is joining the network as an in-studio analyst on the pregame show for Monday Night Football.

Jason Kelce is Joining ESPN for Monday Night Football

Kelce will be on Monday Night Countdown during the regular season and the first two rounds of the playoffs from 6 to 8 pm. According to the release, he will also join Scott Van Pelt during halftime.

The Eagles legend couldn't contain his excitement about his new job.

"Turns out, it was a short retirement! I’m excited to join ESPN, and particularly the Monday Night Countdown team. ESPN was a consistent presence in our household growing up and the network helped shape who I am and my love of all sports. To now appear on that same screen is a full circle moment. And, I mean it’s freaking Monday Night Football! and I’m ready for some football."

Jason Kelce

In typical Jason Kelce fashion, he is hyped to get going with the new stage of his professional career. Eagles fans will surely be excited to tune in to watch Kelce on Mondays and if he is there for a Philly game specifically, it will certainly be must-see TV for everyone.

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