Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni has offered center Jason Kelce two kegs of beer to return for the 2022 season. Still, Kelce remains undecided on what his future holds.
“Everybody wants to know, including me,” Kelce told John Clark of NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com. “I’m still trying to figure that out. I just think it comes down to, I definitely want to play. It just comes down to whether or not I think I can dedicate myself to doing it the right way and the way it needs to be done. If I can do that, I’ll play. If I can’t, that will be it.
“But I’m going to step away for a couple weeks and really try to evaluate. Just get away from the emotion of everything and see if I can do that again.”
Kelce, 34, has had a career worthy of Hall of Fame consideration. He has played 11 seasons with the Eagles, earning five Pro Bowl nods and four All-Pros.
Kelce played all 17 games in 2021 and earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors.
He has not missed a game since 2014.
“Yeah, I would say great spot,” Kelce said of his health. “We finished off the season really well outside of the playoff game. Right after the playoff game, if I’m being really honest, I thought, ‘Is that really going to be my last game? And do I really want that to be my last game?’ But that’s what I mean by stepping away from the emotion. Because the reality is unless you win the Super Bowl, you don’t end on a happy note.
“We’ll see. I don’t know where I’m at to be honest with you. I’m all over the place in my head but I do love playing, I love me teammates, I love the city. If I’m going to stop doing that, it better be worth it.”