The Eagles center wowed those in attendance
Jason Kelce is emerging as one of the most popular players in the NFL due to his care-free, eccentric way of living. The Philadelphia Eagles star may be edging ever closer to the end of his career but he is determined to have fun in the meantime, as he demonstrated with his antics at the Pro Bowl on Thursday.
The 36-year-old participated in the ‘Skills Showdown’ snap shot game on night one, in which centers and long snappers were given the opportunity to prove how accurate they are. While most would choose to accumulate as many points as possible, Kelce gave himself a challenge.
Jason Kelce Steals the Show with Bold Play at Pro Bowl 2024
Every football Kelce snapped during the competition was aimed towards the middle hole on the board, which was the smallest of the five holes and offered the biggest reward of five points.
Time and time again, Kelce would get close to popping the ball through before narrowly missing out. He was clearly frustrated at getting so close to the slot, but at long last, Kelce managed to squeeze one of them through the hole as the clock ticked down.
That will give him a confidence boost ahead of Sunday’s Pro Bowl Championship game, which could prove to be one of Kelce‘s last in the NFL.
The veteran has spent all 13 of this seasons in football with the Eagles and reportedly told teammates their defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be his last.
Jason Kelce’s future still unclear
Kelce recently clarified that he is yet to make a decision on his playing career, and what remains clearer than ever is that he won’t consider working for a team outside of his beloved Philadelphia.
In fact, he has even suggested he would welcome the chance to continue working with the Eagles after his retirement, hinting at a possible future role.
“I still want to be involved in the organization and still want to be a part of it, regardless of what the decision is,” Kelce said of his possible retirement.
“Because I don’t want to ever feel like I’m on the outside looking in on these achievements and these accolades and these opportunities that largely represent entire cities and fan bases and organizations. It’s too good a feeling to pass up.”