Getty Jason Kelce celebrates win against Dolphins
Eagles center Jason Kelce won a Super Bowl in 2018. He was selected to the Pro Bowl multiple times and was named All-Pro. However, being named one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive puts Kelce in a whole different ranking.
Sure, Kelce joins the likes of Patrick Dempsey, Usher, Pedro Pascal, Jamie Foxx, Timothee Chalamet and Lenny Kravitz, but another name that has appeared on this list in recent years has been none other than Tom Brady. There’s no telling whether it will stay that way, but for a non-quarterback to break into this area of pop culture is particularly rare.
Kelce is like Tom in more ways than one
Like Tom Brady, who is expected to be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame for the first time in 2024, Jason Kelce will likely see his bust in Canton. In fact, last year NFL.com’s Eric Edholm listed Kelce as one of his 11 active players unlikely to make it into the Hall. However, this is not about football.
Jason Kelce and his brother, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, have built an empire through their success on and off the field. Her hugely popular podcast New Heights with Jason and Travis Kelce was instrumental in the latter.
Remember, before Brady retired, he signed a contract as a senior analyst at Fox Sports for $375 million over the next decade. While it might make fans laugh now, it could tell of a career after football for the Kelce brothers.
Kelce had the whole team laughing on Thursday Night Football
While the Eagles were in their bye week, Jason Kelce joined Prime’s Thursday Night Football broadcast, where the team and Kelce himself even giggled about the award.
After being greeted and immediately teased about the award, Kelce joked, “Look, I don’t know how this all happened, but honestly it’s just another day. My wife keeps telling me that I’m the sexiest man in the world, so I was wondering why it took so long for this nomination to happen.”
He then said: “It’s been a whirlwind, it’s been fun. “It’s a win for plus-size bearded men all over the world.”
The success of the Kelces continues to grow
It’s exactly this charm and sense of humor that helps Kelce create the opportunity to work in front of the camera whenever he decides to retire. It also doesn’t hurt that this year his brother started dating Taylor Swift, one of the biggest pop icons in the world.
However, at 36 years old, Kelce shows no signs of stopping any time soon. With a score of 8:1, the Eagles could reach the Super Bowl again. In Week 11, we may not only see a rematch of last year’s Super Bowl, but also a preview of this year’s.
If that happens, the Kelce brothers would likely be the first call for Super Bowl advertising. They would compete against each other again, which would only further enrich the Kelce name.
Being in the spotlight so much usually brings additional pressure and distractions for teams. However, for these two, the focus and priorities couldn’t be better aligned: success in football equals success after football.
David Burleson covers the NFL for Heavy.com, with a focus on the Philadelphia Eagles. He lives in Orlando, Florida and covered sports for the West Orlando News before joining Heavy. More about David Burleson
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