MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles #9 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates with Jason Kelce #62 after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

A very emotional week in Philly. Nick Foles and Jalen Hurts share heartfelt video messages to Jason Kelce. As we know, after 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Jason Kelce officially retired from the NFL. Jason has played with a large amount of NFL players. Every season there is a large turnover rate with players coming and going. Needless to say, Jason has had an impact and friendship with many of his former teammates.

I have to admit I am surprised there weren’t more current and former players who posted about his retirement. At first, I thought, why did Jalen Hurts only post an Instagram story? As did Brandon Graham, Jake Elliott, and Malcolm Jenkins. There was nothing from Nick Foles, AJ Brown, Devonta Smith, Jordan Mailata, and Fletcher Cox. Now I know they probably knew in advance, probably already talked to him in person, especially because Jason was still working out at the Novacare complex, but I do think it’s strange more former teammates posted about him than current ones.

Then today the new episode of New Heights dropped and not only does the video open with Nick Foles, but there are so many familiar faces wishing Jason well. Nick Foles, Jalen Hurts, Joel Embiid, Eli and Peyton Manning, Charles Barkley, Shaq, and many more shared their love and congrats to Jason. It is interesting though that Bryce Harper didn’t post anything and isn’t in the video.

Clearly, Jason had an impact on so many teammates over the years, maybe they wanted to make sure he felt the love on this emotional day that really will change the franchise forever. The good thing is that Jason lives in Philadelphia, he said numerous times he plans to stay here, and I have a feeling between the podcast and TV, we’ll see him more now than ever before.

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