ESPN Trying to Hire Jason Kelce as a Monday Night Football Broadcaster: Source

ESPN Trying to Hire Jason Kelce as a Monday Night Football Broadcaster: Source

The former Philadelphia Eagles star officially announced his retirement on March 4

Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates on the field after defeating the New York Giants 38-7 in the NFC Divisional Playoff game

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Jason Kelce may be taking over Monday Nights!

Less than one month after Kelce, 36, announced his retirement from the NFL, ESPN is pursuing the former Philadelphia Eagle for a spot on the Monday Night Football panel, a source confirms to PEOPLE.

Currently, the weekly show is hosted by Scott Van Pelt and a panel including Robert Griffin III, Adam Schefter, Ryan Clark, Marcus Spears and Michelle Beisner-Buck. According to The Athletic, Griffin, a former NFL quarterback, may not return to the show.

The Athletic was first to report ESPN’s interest in Kelce. NBC, CBS and Amazon Prime are also trying to landing Kelce, per the outlet.

Kelce is widely considered to be among the greatest centers in NFL history as a seven-time Pro Bowl select, six-time first-team All-Pro and a Super Bowl champion during his 13-season football career.

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Jason Kelce attends Thursday Night Football Presents The World Premiere of "Kelce"

Jason Kelce attends Thursday Night Football Presents The World Premiere of “Kelce”.LISA LAKE/GETTY IMAGES FOR PRIME VIDEO

The former Eagles center formally announced his retirement on March 4 in a tearful 40-minute speech.

Kelce thanked coaches, teammates and “cafeteria workers” along the way — too numerous to name, he said — in addition to his wife, Kylie, mother Donna, father Ed and brother Travis.

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In his speech, Kelce paused many times to hold back tears, and the NFL star spoke of the special relationship he has with his brother.

“We won countless Super Bowls in our minds, before even leaving the house,” Jason said, recalling their days playing football, armed with Capri Sun drinks that Donna packed for them.

Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles walks off the field after defeating the Washington Football Team at Lincoln Financial Field on December 21, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Jason Kelce.TIM NWACHUKWU/GETTY

Kelce has been seemingly keeping his options open as far as his next move goes, but he told The Philadelphia Inquirer that he hoped to stay involved with the Eagles organization in some way during an interview in January.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen for me, but I do know I still want to be involved in the organization and still want to be a part of it — regardless of what the decision is,” he told the newspaper before announcing his retirement.

“Because I don’t want to ever feel like I’m on the outside looking in on these achievements and these accolades and these opportunities that largely represent entire cities and fan bases and organizations.”

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