Jason Kelce Agrees to ESPN Deal: Eagles Legend Joining Monday Night Countdown

After retiring from an illustrious NFL career, Jason Kelce will be joining ESPN as an analyst for their Monday Night Football pregame show.

Jason Kelce’s 13-year NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles not only put him on the path to the Pro Football Hall of Fame but to superstardom off the field.

After retiring from the game he loved in March, Kelce has been quiet regarding the next steps to his work-life balance. The former sixth-round pick has consistently said he would be around the Eagles organization, but an illustrious broadcast career was also on the table thanks to his “New Heights” podcast.

Now, we know where Kelce will get his start in the broadcasting world.

Jason Kelce To Join ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown

After months of speculation about which broadcast team he would join, The Athletic’s Andrew Marchand announced Monday afternoon that Kelce had agreed to join ESPN’s Monday Night Football pregame show, Monday Night Countdown.

The move, says Marchand, is a final decision from Kelce that “drew interest from NBC, CBS and Amazon, among others.”

It would not be the first time the 36-year-old has been on television, though. During the 2023 regular season, Kelce made appearances in both the pregame show and during the live broadcast of a Thursday Night Football game and even had a documentary made on him and his wife Kylie on Amazon Prime Video.

In the end, it was ESPN that was able to acquire the energetic offensive lineman. At the very least, the company will have earned a well-spoken star of the game who has already shown his chops on the analyst side.

Kelce’s broadcast chops have always been relatively successful. His New Heights show with his younger brother Travis has grown into an international hit, with fans all over the globe joining in to listen to the Cleveland Heights brothers.

Now, they’ll be able to hear more of Jason, at the very least, ahead of Monday Night Football games.

This isn’t the first major move made by the worldwide leader, either. Former New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has also been signed on to appear on the Pat McAfee show and will be a regular guest on the “Manningcast” with Omaha Productions.

As Marchand reported, former Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III is not expected to return to the pregame show, with Kelce now in the fold.

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