Kelce, 36, was seen wearing a Kansas City Chiefs luchador mask resembling one worn by WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio while dancing at a Super Bowl LVIII afterparty in Las Vegas after his brother, Travis Kelce, won his third Super Bowl Sunday (February 11) night. The elder Kelce has attended all of his brother's playoff games since the Eagles were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Wild Card Round and previously went viral for his shirtless celebration and interaction with Buffalo Bills fans during the Chiefs' AFC Divisional Round win last month.
Last week, Kelce said he's "gonna try not to" when a fan begged him not to retire during the Pro Bowl on Sunday (February 4). A TikTok showed the All-Pro center signing footballs and revealing that he may be working toward a potential return for his 14th season.
"Please don't retire, for the love of football please don't," the fan said.
"I'm gonna try not to," Kelce responds as he continues to sign footballs.
Travis Kelce also said his brother's retirement decision was "still up in the air" when asked about it by 11-year-old reporter Jeremiah Fennell during Super Bowl LVIII Opening Night at Allegiant Stadium Monday (February 5).
“I’ll tell you what, I think it’s still up in the air whether or not he’s going to continue to play football,” Travis said.
Travis also told reporters "I think so" when asked if he thought Jason would play in the Eagles' Week 1 game in Brazil during the 2024 season.
"I don't know, I'm not a betting man but I think he's got some football left in him," Travis said.
Last month, Jason addressed reports that he plans to retire during an episode of his and Travis' iHeartRadio Podcast Awards nominated 'New Heights' show clarifying that he did address his teammates after the Eagles' Wild Card Round loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but hadn't yet made an official decision on his future.
“I didn’t announce what I was doing on purpose, despite, I guess, what’s been leaked to the media,” he said “… 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.”
“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 and what has led to the career I’ve had, and I don’t think it would be respectful or even accurate to be able to do that right after a game like that,” he added. “Frustrated, I guess, 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, which is 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.”
Kelce spent his entire career with the Eagles and is one of the most celebrated players in franchise history. The former University of Cincinnati standout was a member of Philadelphia's Super Bowl LI team and is a six-time first-team All-Pro and seven-time Pro Bowl selection, having started in all 193 games he's played.