Nov 26, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (62) warms up before action against the Buffalo Bills at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday morning, NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Philadelphia Eagles superstar center Jason Kelce told the team that he was planning to retire this offseason. But Jason Kelce insists he has not yet made that decision or announcement.

In the latest episode of the “New Heights” podcast with brother Travis Kelce, Jason Kelce made it clear that he has not announced his retirement and does not feel like right after the game is the best time to make a decision like that.

“I didn’t announce what I was doing on purpose, despite I guess what’s been leaked to the media,” Kelce said according to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia. “But, I think there’s a lot of people can kind of feel body language and stuff.

“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, there’s too much going down 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 I think that when it’s time to officially announce what’s happening in the future, it’ll 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, what has led to the career I’ve had.

“I don’t think that it would be respectful or accurate to be able to do that right after a game like that. Frustrated, I guess, kind of, at everything that’s happening. But in the future there will be something said, I guess. But I did address the team and pretty much said the same thing I just said to you. I got belief in every single one of you guys. Cherish the moments you have in this league. I think it’s kind of the way it went down. A lot of guys are like, ‘If that is your last game, I feel sorry for you.’ Don’t feel sorry for me.”

Obviously, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Jason Kelce won’t be retiring, just that he hasn’t announced or made that decision just yet.

[NBC Sports Philadelphia]