Eagles Veteran Gets Honest About Replacing Jason Kelce

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Written By Maya Cantina

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The Philadelphia Eagles’ 2023 NFL season ended a lot sooner than they anticipated heading into the year.

They lost their Wild Card matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, causing the team to go back to the drawing board ahead of the 2024 season.

While the Eagles will return several of their marquee players from the past several seasons, they did lose a few key individuals, including Jason Kelce, who recently retired.

Kelce was one of the best centers in the NFL for this team, so his presence will certainly be missed, both on and off the field.

Cam Jurgens will be faced with the tall task of replacing Kelce.

This might seem like a daunting task, but Jurgens seems to be up to the task.

He recently spoke with reporters about filling in for the veteran player, saying, “I’m just trying to be myself.”

When a player like Jurgens steps in for a player like Kelce, some natural comparisons might be drawn.

Fans and analysts could try to compare the two players, and if Jurgens struggles early on, he might receive some unwarranted hate.

Replacing a legend is not easy, which has been recently evidenced by the New England Patriots still trying to find their answer at quarterback after the departure of Tom Brady.

Another piece to losing Kelce is the ‘tush push,’ a quarterback sneak that the Eagles have perfected over the past few years.

Kelce was a massive facilitator of this play, something Jurgens will have to master quickly if the Eagles want to get back to a dominant place within the NFC.

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