Jason Kelce of the Eagles has not retired yet: "There's too much emotion in the moment."

Jason Kelce, center for the Philadelphia Eagles, isn't ready to retire yet.

Following Monday's wild-card loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 36-year-old used his "New Heights" podcast to address recent media coverage of his retirement.

In summary, Kelce didn't want to allow his emotions cloud such an important decision:

"I didn't announce what I was doing on purpose, despite, I guess, what's been leaked to the media," Jason told his podcast co-host, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. 

"I just don't think you're in a position after that game to make that judgment. I simply don't. There's too much passion at the moment, and there's too much going on to really understand that decision."

He declined to speak with the media following the Eagles' 32-9 defeat, which represented an incredible collapse after a 10-1 start. In light of the rumors, Kelce admitted his obvious emotion at the end of the loss. 

Several major networks accurately reported that the six-time first-team All-Pro spoke with his teammates. During the speech, Kelce attempted to motivate his squad at the end of a tough season.

"I believe in every one of you. "Enjoy the moments you have in this league," he stated during his locker room statement.

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