Father maintains Travis, Jason Kelce won’t retire; 2024 NFL game on a Wednesday?


Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (center) meets with his brother Jason on the field following the AFC championship game in Baltimore. Their father, Ed, believes they both will play again next season. (Julio Cortez / Associated Press)

Is retirement around the corner for NFL stars Travis and Jason Kelce?

Anything could happen, of course, but their father weighed in on the topic over the weekend in an exclusive interview with the Los Angeles Times.

Travis Kelce, All-Pro tight end for Kansas City, definitely has interests outside of football. He’s dating Taylor Swift, is in a slew of commercials and showed off his comedy chops last season by hosting “Saturday Night Live.”

Having won his third Super Bowl ring Sunday, the 34-year-old Kelce could finish his career with a win-it-all mic drop, the way quarterbacks John Elway and Peyton Manning did.

His dad dismissed that notion.

Ed Kelce, father of the Chiefs’ Travis and the Eagles’ Jason, supports both is sons even in clothing. (Sam Farmer / Los Angeles Times)

“I’ve heard these things about Travis retiring,” Ed Kelce said. “The way he’s said it is Travis will play until his wheels come off. Travis will play until they say, ‘No, you may not,’ or, ‘Nobody wants you.’ I mean, he’s not foolish to try to come back from a catastrophic injury or something, to keep going and risk further physical troubles.”

But the thought of walking away from the game with gas in the tank?

“Never gonna happen,” his dad said. “And you can quote me on that.”

As for Jason Kelce, 36, six-time All-Pro center for Philadelphia, there’s more speculation he might call it a career. His dad said he’s trying to read the tea leaves just like Eagles fans, but he gave some reasons why his son would be inclined to stick around.

“He said something to the team after the [playoff] loss at Tampa,” the elder Kelce said. “It was something to the effect of, ‘Cherish these years that you’re playing, because it will come to an end.’ Now…


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Publish date : 2024-02-13 11:00:23

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