PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - MARCH 04: Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles greets members of the media after announcing his retirement from the NFL at NovaCare Complex on March 04, 2024 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Jason Kelce Reveals Major Retirement Regret

Earlier this week, Jason Kelce announced that he was officially retiring from the NFL, after a 13-season, surefire Hall of Fame career. 

Despite Kelce leaving the game on his own time and terms, the legendary center revealed one regret about how he handled his retirement during the most recent episode of the "New Heights" podcast, which Jason does with his brother Travis. 

"The one thing I'm disappointed about retiring right now is I'm retiring when the Eagles had potentially the biggest collapse in the history of the organization. Not potentially, probably the most," Kelce said. 

He has a point. After starting the regular season with a 10-1 record and seeming guaranteed to make another run at the Super Bowl, the Eagles proceeded to lose six of their last seven games, which culminated with an embarrassing 32-9 wild-card playoff loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Although Kelce's regret isn't necessarily that he left his team on a low note — it's that he expects them to right the ship in a big way next season.

"The reason I say that I'm upset about that is — I really truly think the Eagles are going to ball out next year." Kelce added on the podcast. 

While we shouldn't be surprised that Kelce is holding out belief in his former team, the general sentiment around the Eagles' chances of succeeding next season aren't so high. 

Although that may be the result of recency bias, considering that — aside from Kelce — the Eagles still have nearly all the major players who took them to the Super Bowl just two seasons ago.

Which Kelce confirmed, as he said that he believes "there's still a tremendous amount of talent" on the Eagles roster, and is confident that Philadelphia GM Howie Roseman is more than capable of adding complementary pieces to make the Eagles a Super Bowl contender in 2025. 

We can probably expect to see Kelce attending plenty of Eagles games next season, along with watching his brother on the Chiefs; which, considering his iconic spectating antics last season, is sure to procure more memorable moments. 

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