Jason Kelce, ESPN Agree to Multiyear Contract; Monday Night Football Role Revealed

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 15: Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on from the bench during the fourth quarter of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on January 15, 2024 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images)

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ESPN has signed former Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce for multiple years as an NFL analyst, the network announced Tuesday.

Kelce will join Monday Night Countdown, a two-hour weekly program starting at 6 p.m. prior to Monday Night Football.

He will then work with Scott Van Pelt and Ryan Clark in a halftime show during Monday night and playoff games, per ESPN.

The former All-Pro is additionally slated to be a part of ESPN’s coverage of the conference championships and Super Bowl, according to the network.

Kelce announced his retirement from the NFL in March after 13 seasons with the Eagles, whom he helped lead to a Super Bowl in 2018.

During that span he was named to seven Pro Bowls, including six All-Pro nominations.

ESPN noted that Kelce would continue creating the New Heights podcast he has hosted with his brother, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, since September 2022.

Providing analysis alongside Kelce on Monday Night Countdown will be three other former players in Van Pelt, Clark and Marcus Spears, according to ESPN.

Kelce is set to replace Robert Griffin III, who served as an analyst on the show for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

Griffin will not return to the program in 2024, although he will remain with ESPN in other capacities, according to NBC Sports’ Mike Florio.

ESPN reporters Adam Schefter and Michelle Beisner-Buck will join the former NFLers on the show, according to the network.

The news marks ESPN’s further commitment to a show that is coming out of a historically popular 2023 season.

Viewership of Monday Night Football increased 29 percent last season for an average of 17.36 million viewers per night, per ESPN. That marked the show’s most viewed season since the program moved from ABC to ESPN in 2006.

Kelce will start out the 2024 season by joining the Monday Night Football analysts for coverage of a Week 1 game between the New York Jets at San Francisco 49ers on Sept. 9, during which quarterback Aaron Rodgers is set to play his first full game as a Jet against the defending NFC champions.

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