Jason Kelce agrees to new contract with Philadelphia Eagles for 2021 season
Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro center Jason Kelce reported that he will return for an eleventh season and has restructured his contract for 2021.
Kelce has been contemplating retirement the previous a few offseasons yet has chosen to play for in any event one more year despite the fact that the Eagles are experiencing a transition period.
The reworked arrangement contains $9 million in ensures and can be worth up to $12 million, a source told ESPN. In spite of the fact that there are numerous years to the agreement, it will work basically as a one-year arrangement and offers Philadelphia cap alleviation for 2021.
“I’m really fired up to be able to come back and play for the Eagles again,” Kelce said, via the team’s website. “I’ve always said I’m playing until I’m not and I still have a very strong desire to play the game of football. I still want to do it. I still want to be around the guys. I want to be around the building, around the coaches. I still enjoy that aspect of it and I’m not ready to stop doing it yet. I’m excited with a lot of the energy going around right now and, also, I didn’t want to end my career on a season like we had last year. It wouldn’t feel right.
“I want to leave the Eagles knowing that I left it in good hands.”
Philadelphia entered for this present week projected to be roughly $40 million over the cap. It additionally revised the agreement of cornerback Darius Slay, a source affirmed to ESPN, and that supposedly will free up about $9 million.
Other rebuilds are likely coming, with tackle Lane Johnson and protective end Brandon Graham among expected up-and-comers.
Kelce’s return is large for new Eagles mentor Nick Sirianni, who assumes control over a group that went 4-11-1 last season and was hit hard by wounds. Kelce was the one steady on a hostile line that had a NFL-record 13 distinct groupings over the initial 14 weeks.
He has unobtrusively assembled a list of qualifications deserving of Hall of Fame thought. Kelce is a three-time first-group All Pro and has made the Pro Bowl multiple times while filling in as a group chief, including during Philadelphia’s 2017 title run.
“I’m having fun and as long as I’m having fun and I feel I’m playing at a level I want to play at, I’m going to keep doing it,” Kelce said. “I’m looking forward to what’s ahead for us.”
NFL Network first reported details of Kelce’s reworked contract.