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Chiefs TE Travis Kelce got emotional at Jason Kelce’s retirement press conference

The offseason is rolling along as free agency looks next week, with many players expected to change teams. The period is also when some players announce their intentions for the new season or retire from the league.

The latest great NFL player to call it a career is Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro center Jason Kelce. The 13-year professional is considered one of the greatest to play his position, and a can’t miss first ballot Hall of Famer. Jason’s brother Travis has continued to support his brother’s decision to Monday’s press conference.

The younger brother was pictured sitting next to his mother, Donna, visibly emotional watching Jason deliver his retirement speech to a room full of reporters.

“I announce that I am retiring from the NFL after 13 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles,” said Jason, trying to hold back more tears. “Thank you, Philadelphia, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for letting me represent this city and allowing me into your homes every Sunday.”

Travis had defended the initial belief that Jason would be retiring since the Eagles lost in the wild-card round of the postseason. The duo appeared in recent episodes of the New Heights podcast while Jason continued to mull his decision.

Story originally appeared on Chiefs Wire