Eagles, Kelce agree to terms on 1-year extension

Jason Kelce at Philadelphia Eagles open practice at Lincoln Financial Field on Aug. 11 2018

Jason Kelce at Philadelphia Eagles open practice at Lincoln Financial Field on Aug. 11 2018

At the end of the 2018-19 season, Eagles' fans grew concerned when center Jason Kelce made comments about retirement. Well, you can stop worrying, the Eagles locked up the veteran to a one-year contract extension through 2021. A two-time Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro, Kelce has played in the 4th-most games (110) by a center in team history, trailing only Chuck Bednarik (169, 1949-62), Guy Morriss (158, 1973-83) and David Alexander (124, 1987-94) per Jon Gonoude of Eagles public relations. It also makes him the highest-paid center in the National Football League in terms of average salary per season, with the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane reporting Kelce will make $11 million per year on the extension.

National Football League salary cap for 2019 set at $188.2M
Tom Pelissero of NFL Network notes that it's the sixth-straight year the cap has risen at least $10 million per franchise. The league officially set the 2019 salary cap at $188.2 million, up from $177.2 million past year .

Being a sixth-round draft pick, I didn't have expectations, really. "I love being part of this organization". "I've always taken this one year at a time". I was just like, 'Let's go to work and see how everything turns out.' It's pretty insane when you look back at things to realize that you're going on Year 9 and on your third contract in the NFL. I was just like, 'Let's go to work and see how everything turns out.' It's pretty insane when you look back at things to realize that you're going on Year 9 and on your third contract in the NFL.

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