Jason Kelce Won't Wait Long to Make Eagles Return as Broadcaster

Philadelphia Eagles legend Jason Kelce announced his NFL retirement earlier this offseason. Fortunately, the Philly faithful won't have to wait long for him to make his franchise return.
Jason Kelce will be an analyst during the Eagles' Week 2 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons.
Jason Kelce will be an analyst during the Eagles' Week 2 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles fans were dealt a massive blow when legendary center Jason Kelce announced his NFL retirement earlier this offseason. The loveable blocker became one of the city's biggest fan favorites due to his dominant on-field play and off-field personality, leaving many to wonder when we'd hear from him again.

On Tuesday, it was announced that Kelce will already be returning to the workforce after signing a massive multi-year deal to join ESPN as an analyst to help cover things like Monday Night Football and the Super Bowl. The 36-year-old's new gig means that Eagles fans won't have to wait much longer for him to have a presence on their broadcasts.

Eagles News: Jason Kelce Will be at Philadelphia's Week 2 MNF game vs. Falcons

NFL insider Jordan Schultz reported on Wednesday that the Eagles' 2024 home opener will take place against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football in Week 2. With the game being broadcasted on ESPN, Kelce will serve as an analyst on the pre-game show.

It was announced in April that the Eagles would be opening the 2024 NFL season in Brazil as a part of the NFL International Series. On Wednesday, it was officially revealed that Jalen Hurts & Co. will face the Green Bay Packers when they travel to Corinthians Arena in Sao Paulo.

With the Week 2 matchup being Eagles fans' first chance to see the team at home, you can bet that the Lincoln Financial Field crowd will be pumped to see Kelce's return. While it's always fun to see an ex-player back at his old stomping grounds, the irreplaceable center isn't any ordinary player, having amassed seven Pro Bowl appearances, six All-Pro nods, and a Super Bowl ring across 13 seasons in a Philadelphia jersey.

Some players struggle to make the transition to the broadcast booth, which likely won't be the case for Kelce. The Cleveland Heights, OH native is a natural anytime he steps in front of a microphone, whether that's on the "New Heights" podcast with his brother or during his epic Super Bowl parade speech six years ago.

After this piece of news was announced, you can bet that fans can't wait for Week 2. The Eagles have beaten the Falcons more often than not in recent years, winning four of the last five matchups since the 2016 campaign. Philadelphia last faced Atlanta at home in the 2018 season opener, earning an 18-12 win as Jay Ajayi led the charge with two touchdowns.

Hopefully, Kelce's presence at the Linc encourages the Eagles to beat the Falcons by even more this time around.

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