Jason Kelce is staying in Philly.
The Eagles presented Saturday the extinct middle has agreed to phrases on a one-year contract extension by intention of 2021.
Kelce had two years remaining on his deal and became as soon as owed $13.5 million over the subsequent two seasons.
“Clearly, or no longer it is miles a fine gesture by the crew,” Kelce acknowledged, per the crew’s web page. “They did no longer deserve to assign the relaxation cherish this. I’m genuinely happy to be in Philadelphia — I in actual fact were my entire profession. I cherish being fragment of this group. For every little thing to proceed to head this week, for the crew to be how upright it is, for the coaches to be as upright as they’re, I staunch genuinely feel extraordinarily fortunate to be on this self-discipline.
“I believed, after I signed my 2nd contract, that I did no longer know that there would be a third contract. I’ve continuously taken this 12 months at a time. Being a sixth-round draft hang, I did no longer procure expectations, genuinely. I became as soon as staunch cherish, ‘Let’s gallop to work and trace how every little thing seems.’ It be barely loopy if you accept as true with attend at things to indulge in that you must seemingly furthermore very well be happening Yr 9 and to your third contract within the NFL. It be extra or much less a surreal feeling if you accept as true with attend on it.”
This extension ensures no longer most efficient that Kelce remains with the Eagles by intention of his age-33 season, nonetheless it indubitably seemingly enables Philly to spread his wealth around to alleviate the franchise’s tight cap self-discipline entering 2019.
The All-Official middle, eschewing retirement, joins Brandon Graham as Eagles veterans to signal extensions by intention of 2021 this week. Graham signed a three-year extension on Friday sooner than free company.