“If He Wants It”: Travis Kelce Aggravates Jason Kelce Retirement Rumors With an 8-Worded Message

Published 01/19/2024, 10:13 PM EST

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The brothers remained in the headlines throughout this season. This time again, Travis Kelce is, on the one hand, in the spotlight because of his upcoming potential historic thriller in the playoffs. Meanwhile, his brother, who, although he exited with his team from the season after losing in the playoffs, is making headlines with his retirement rumors.

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After the Eagles lost to Tampa Bay in the wild-card game, Jason Kelce, in his locker room, hinted that he might retire after his 13-season tenure. This resulted in speculation and shock among the Eagles team and fans. However, on his show with his brother Travis Kelce, he later informed us that he hadn’t decided on his retirement yet. And now, the younger Kelce has come up to stir the rumors further with a message for the speculators.

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In a pregame press conference of the Kansas City Chiefs, Travis Kelce talked about his upcoming game against the Buffalo Bills. Furthermore, he also shed some light on rumors swirling around Jason Kelce’s retirement. Kelce said, “Yeah, it came out that he retired, and he didn’t really say any of that. So, it’s just the end of that game.

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He continued praising his brother, “I think everybody kind of felt for him… it’s been cool to see everybody appreciate who he’s been over the years and this past week.” Later, the Chiefs‘ tight end concluded with a message for Jason and his fans, “I think the big guy still got some football left if he wants it.

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Jason’s retirement rumors began when he was visibly emotional after their season-ending loss to the Bucs. He later reportedly told his team in the locker room that he would be quitting. But was this decision out of emotion? Well, Jason Kelce explained the reason on his show.

Jason Kelce denied the official retirement move!

Eagles star Jason Kelce addressed retirement reports on Wednesday on his podcast “New Heights” with brother Travis Kelce. After the playoff loss, news surfaced that Jason told teammates about retiring, but he clarified on the podcast. Jason, one of the best NFL centers, expressed uncertainty about the future, emphasizing love and respect for the team.

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Jason said that he didn’t announce his plans “on purpose,” backing up with “I just don’t think you’re in a position after a game like that to really make that decision. I just don’t. There’s too much emotion in the moment, there’s too much going down in the moment, to really fully grasp that decision. I’m not trying to be dramatic and continue to draw this thing out, I’m really not.” Kelce further clarified that when he makes such a decision in the future, he will aim for it to be a definitive announcement, respecting those who contributed to his career.

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So, all the retirement talk was merely a result of the extreme emotional condition he was in at that moment.

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