Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce Reportedly Considering Retirement After This Season

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Could both Kelce brothers decide to hang it up at the same time?

Of course we don’t yet know for sure whether Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce will be retiring this offseason, despite reports that he told his teammates he would be hanging it up after the Eagles’ loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.

Jason addressed the retirement rumors on his New Heights podcast alongside his brother Travis:

“You know, Nick kind of gave me the opportunity to talk. I didn’t announce what I was doing on purpose. Despite, I guess, what’s been leaked to the media. 

I just don’t think you’re in a position after a game like that to really make that decision. I just don’t…there’s too much emotion in the moment to really fully grasp that decision. I’m not trying to be dramatic and continue to draw this thing out. I’m really not.

It’s just something that I think, you know when it’s time to officially announce what’s happening in the future…It will be done in a way that’s definitive and pays respect to a lot of people and individuals that have meant a lot to me and led to the career I’ve had.”

But now there are reports that Jason may not the only Kelce brother who’s considering retirement.

A bombshell report from Michele Tafoya says that Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce may also be thinking about hanging it up after this season.

Tafoya dropped the news during an interview with CBS Sports Radio’s Marc Ryan:

“I think Travis Kelce is retiring after this season, like his brother…

 I can’t really reveal my source. But I can just say that I think he’s looking at future plans.

Now with his brother retiring – I kinda tweeted this out as a tease – I could totally see those two pulling a Peyton and Eli Manning sorta gig, maybe on Peacock.

The companion piece to Sunday Night Football, where you’ve got the Peyton and Eli cast on ESPN2 for Monday Night Football, why doesn’t Peacock do that with the Kelce brothers on Sunday Night Football?”

Of course, Tafoya’s report doesn’t really square with Travis Kelce’s recent comments on his future in football:

“I have no reason to stop playing football. I love it. We still have success…I have no desire to stop any time soon…

I’ve been fortunate to do a few things outside of the sports world — like getting on camera, the SNL stuff kind of opened up a new happiness and maybe a new career path for me.

But it’s funny for me to even say that at this point in my career. Because I think it’s so much further down the road than it is right now.”

Of course things could always change – and maybe Kelce decides to step away to spend more time with his new love interest, Taylor Swift – but it doesn’t sound like he’s ready to hang it up any time soon.

And he can’t worry about retirement just yet, with the Chiefs taking down the Buffalo Bills to earn a spot in the AFC Championship Game next weekend against the Baltimore Ravens.

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