Jason Kelce expects to announce his decision on his NFL future ‘in the next couple of weeks’.
The older Kelce brother joined Shaquille O’Neal’s podcast in Vegas for Super Bowl week and the NBA legend quickly got down to business in asking the Eagles man about his NFL future.
Kelce, 36, reportedly told his Eagles team he is done when they lost in the playoffs to Tampa Bay Buccaneers but an official announcement has not been made and brother Travis has hinted he may play on.
‘Still figuring it out,’ Kelce said in footage released Monday. ‘I think if I still want to play, I’m going to play. I think right now [I’m] not far enough away from the last game.
‘It’s emotional, it’s a long season, the end of the season quite frankly, awful. So I’m just going to take some time, rest, coup and then figure it out. I think I’ll have an answer in the next couple weeks.’
Jason Kelce spoke to Shaquille O’Neal about his thinking over potential NFL retirement
Kelce reportedly told his Eagles team he was done when they lost in the playoffs in January
Kelce has admitted that seeing brother Travis thrive in massive games makes it difficult for him not to want to return next year.
He also said last week that he fears being depressed when he steps away from the game and thoughts about how life will look when he stops playing makes him anxious.
‘It’s exciting to think about possibilities, it’s exciting to be able to lose weight, feel good and not have to physically fight for my life every day,’ Kelce, 36, said on Chris Long’s Green Light podcast last week.
‘It is exciting, the possibilities. All of us were fortunate, we can go in a lot of different areas. But that is also very nerve-wracking, you don’t know what you are going to like until you are doing it. You don’t know what you are going get fulfilment in until you are doing it, you don’t know what you are going to be great at until you are doing it.
‘All that stuff is also in the back of your head. No matter how you handle it, no matter who you are, how well prepared you are to enter the next stage, everybody goes through a level of depression, really.’
Jason cheered his brother on to Super Bowl glory in the stands at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday night as the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in overtime.