Jason Kelce is a Super Bowl champion. Jason Kelce is a 6x Pro Bowler and a 5x first-team All Pro. He's one of the greatest to ever play his position, and is universally considered one of the most well liked and respected players in the National Football League. He is going to be in the Hall of Fame one day, but we're still years away from that because he still has some damn good football left in the tank. I mean just look at what he and the Eagles offensive line were able to do against Minnesota last Thursday.
175 yards on the ground. The Eagles haven't played anything close to great football yet this year. Most of that has to do with the fact that defenses around the league are starting to catch up to the RPO. The Eagles went up against two of the best defensive coaches in the league so far this season between Bill Belichick and Brian Flores. They've been getting so many different looks thrown at them over the first 2 games of the season, and the only way to open the offense back up is to run that shit down their opponent's throat. Jason Kelce is 35-years-old and he's still opening up these massive blank spaces for Swift to run through.
But because there are folks in this world who are obsessed with Taylor Swift, and because his brother Travis Kelce is more obsessed with being a celebrity than a football player, all people talk about Jason Kelce for these days are when he's moonlighting as a gossip reporter.
Now first of all, Kelly Keegs saying the Kelce brothers don't deserve attention is just wildly incorrect. Between the two of them, the Kelce brothers have won 3 Super Bowls and have played in a total of 5. By my count, Taylor Swift has never appeared in the Super Bowl once. Katy Perry has more Super Bowl appearances than her. Facts are facts.
But the biggest fact here is that Jason Kelce deserves more than this. I get that he has his podcast. I get that he has the documentary. At the very least he has become media/entertainment adjacent. But until this man decides to hang up the cleats for good, let's just get back to allowing the man to think about ball during the season. Anybody who asks Jason Kelce another question about Taylor Swift for the rest of the NFL season deserves to get kicked in the nuts with the severity dependent on how early into the interview it happens. If it's the 3rd or 4th question you ask, a quick kick to the taint with a pair of running shoes should suffice. If it's the first question you ask, throw on a pair of work boots and act like you're about to kick a 61-yard field goal. Deal? Deal.