Eagles, Jason Kelce Agree To New Deal

Jason Kelce isn’t going anywhere. On Friday, the center agreed to a new deal that will keep him with the Birds for 2021 (via Kelce, on Instagram). 

The new deal will give Kelce up to $12MM in 2021, with $9MM guaranteed. It’s not immediately clear whether additional years have been added to the pact. Technically speaking, Kelce was already under contract through the 2024 season, though the 22-24 seasons are voidable. This isn’t the first time that Kelce has met the Eagles in the middle. The aforementioned void years were added in 2019, to reduce his cap charge by about $4MM.

Kelce, 34 in November, went from a sixth-round pick to an offensive line staple. Over the years, he’s made 142 starts for the Eagles while earning three first-team All-Pro nods. In 2019, he graded out as Pro Football Focus’ No. 1 center for his work across 1,227 snaps. Last year, Kelce flirted with retirement, but ultimately decided to come back for another year. That means giving up his brief stint in the world of professional arm wrestling, though he left the sport with a perfect 2-0 record.

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15 comments on “Eagles, Jason Kelce Agree To New Deal

  1. mcmillankmm

    They still need to keep creating cap space, good start with Slay and Kelce though

  2. Simmons>Russ

    I really hope the Eagles don’t draft a QB.
    Hurts looks really good and I think he’s going to be the future.

    If you look at his games, his first was against Green Bay, they lost 30-16. In his first start he played the Saints and won 24-21. Against the Cards, they lost 33-26. Then lastly against the cowboys they lost 37-17.
    As the QB your not responsible for the teams defence which conceded so many points. All you can do is try get your team to score more than your opponent. In his games they scored 16, 21, 26 and 17, that’s without Johnson and Brooks. If you watched the games hes great at reading the pressure and moving. He’s got a decent arm and from what I hear he works really really hard in improving himself.

    You have a good o line for protection if healthy with Kelce Brooks and Johnson the three solid vets but Jordan Maitala, Andre Dillard and Nate Herbig looks like three promising young blockers.

    As for weapons Miles Sanders just went to the pro bowl, you’ve cut a bunch of expensive vet Wrs so you probably invest in that area and it’s looking very likely Zach Ertz gets traded which is fine with Dallas Goedert already on the roster.

    So for me I’d draft the best receiver available (Chase, Waddle, Smith or possibly even Pitts). Then after that go heavy on defence. You can’t win games when you concede lots of points and in Hurts games they let in 30, 21, 33 and 37 points. To atleast give him and yourself a chance to win games you need to play better defence.

    Howie isn’t a good GM at all but he’s doing a decent job of cleaning out so far. Wentz is gone, Jeffery and Jackson are gone, Ertz will be traded and they still probably have another couple cuts. But give Hurts some more time and get in a WR with your pick then go heavy on defence.

  3. Blackjackscout

    This is great news for the Eagles and its fans. One more could year and then he can retire as an Eagle. We need him at center. The o-line is basically set, as far as starters are concerned, with Malata at left tackle. If only there were so many injuries, especially last year! 13 different starting rotations.

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