Today the NFL and Associated Press announced their All-Pro selections from the 2019 season. The Eagles had just one representative from their team selected to this prestigious list - Jason Kelce.
This is the third-straight All-Pro selection for Kelce, which is pretty significant for a potential shot at eventually becoming a Hall of Famer.
Kelce now has three All-Pro selections to go with his three Pro Bowl selections (which are also sometimes used as measuring sticks for the Hall of Fame). His Super Bowl ring will also help push the envelope of his Hall of Fame possibility.
It's amazing to see how Kelce's career has unfolded. Originally a 6th-round draft pick, Kelce was a solid player his first few seasons. After the 2016 season, rumors started to spread about the possibility of trading Kelce to free up some cap space. Instead, Howie Roseman kept him around, and that led to Kelce helping to complete a magical Super Bowl run, and in turn allowed everyone the chance to hear the greatest Super Bowl victory speech the world has ever seen.
Last offseason Kelce told media he has began contemplating retirement, and is taking his career on a year-to-year basis. He stated that the wear and tear of NFL seasons are starting to take a toll on his body. So far from a fan's perspective, he has looked relatively healthy (knocks on every piece of wood within a mile); his health might help keep him interested in playing another season or two. For now though Eagles fans should just appreciate what they are watching with Kelce under center, because there will be a big hole in the offense whenever he decides to hang his cleats up.
Whenever he does decide to call it quits, the Hall should be calling him a few years later. If/When he does get enshrined, Canton better be prepared for a speech to end all speeches.