Jason Kelce Former Teammate Reveals What He Has Been up to Since Retiring

Jason Kelce Opens Up On What He's Been up to Since Retiring

The 36-year-old former Philadelphia Eagles player has been visiting the team’s facility “almost every day” since retiring in March, according to former teammate Jake Elliott in a new interview on Friday, May 10.


Elliott, 29, stated on the NFL Network’s Total Access show that Kelce and Fletcher Cox, who retired from the Eagles in March, had made frequent visits to encourage the players.


“You see little little hints of them throughout the locker room now,” Elliott stated. “They’ve had a significant influence that will endure a long time, and those people aren’t going to go far. I know Kelce has been in the building practically every day, therefore they will always be an important part of our business.


When asked about the pair’s influence on the squad since their departures, the Eagles placekicker added: “I mean, it’s always going to be impossible to replace guys like Kelce and Fletch, so we’re definitely sad to see them go.”


Elliott also mentioned Kelce and Cox, both 33, and the “breadcrumbs they’ve left behind” in terms of wisdom and “the leadership roles that they’ve passed onto other guys.”


Elliott said, “That’s not my deal — you can talk to Jason about that!” when asked whether he knew if Jason would ever reconsider his retirement. Kelce announced his retirement from the NFL after 13 seasons with the Eagles at an emotional press conference on March 4. The same month, he disclosed on his podcast, New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce, that he was still visiting the Eagles’ training facility to “get a couple of weight-lifting sessions in.”


Since leaving the NFL, the former NFL star has been busy working on various projects, including his podcast New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce, which he co-hosts with his brother Travis Kelce. Kelce also has a new position with ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcasts, a source told PEOPLE in April.


Kelce has also made time for supporting good causes. He was seen earlier this week participating in the Vincera Children’s Classic golf tournament. The former NFL great was spotted with young fans at the third annual charity event, held at the Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, Pa., according to images shared on Team IMPACT’s Instagram account.


The group wrote in the event’s caption, “More than 150 golfers, Team IMPACT program participants, and supporters — including Philadelphia’s favorite Eagle, Jason Kelce — gathered to golf, eat, drink, and hear how the Vincera Foundation continues to support Team IMPACT’s life-changing work across the city of Philadelphia and beyond.”