Jason Kelce has announced his retirement from the NFL after 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Kelce is likely to be a Hall of Famer as he was one of the best centers of his generation. Kielce was a six-time first-team All-Pro including in the 2023 season.

"I've been asked many times why did I choose football -- what drew me to the game -- and I never have an answer that gets it right," Kelce said during a speech that he had to stop many times as he was overtaken by emotion. "The best way I could explain it is what draws you to your favorite song ... your favorite book. It's what it makes you feel. The seriousness of it. The intensity of it.

"Stepping on the field was the most alive and free I had ever felt. There was a visceral feeling with football, unlike any sport. The hairs on my arms would stand up. I could hit somebody, run around like a crazed lunatic and then get told, 'Good job.' I love football."