Jason Kelce signs seven-year extension
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/27/2014) The Eagles have signed left tackle Jason Kelce to a seven-year contract extension. The deal is worth $37.5 million with $13 million in guaranteed money, per ESPN.
"Jason is the epitome of the type of player we want around here, both on and off the field," coach Chip Kelly said. "He's tough, extremely intelligent and is a leader by his actions and by his words. His athleticism is something that really sticks out when you watch him play. There aren't many centers that can get down the field like he does."
Drafted in the sixth round by the Eagles in 2011, Kelce blossomed last year in Kelly's system, starting 16 games for the second time in his three-year career and helping to pave the way for the top rushing defense in the NFL.
"You just don't see many interior linemen with the athleticism that Jason Kelce possesses," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said. "It shows up on film many times where you just see him 10 or 15 yards down the field making blocks. His intelligence, work ethic and pride in his game are just off the charts. He's the proverbial gym rat and is always at the NovaCare Complex working on his game. This was the first off-season we had to re-sign Jason and we jumped all over the opportunity."