Jason Kelce Says He Still Won't Root for Travis and the Chiefs Over the Eagles — Even in Retirement

The brothers discussed the hypothetical future scenario on the new episode of "New Heights"

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  • Jason Kelce shared his allegiance to his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles, over brother Travis and the Kansas City Chiefs

  • The retired NFL star addressed a hypothetical Super Bowl rematch scenario on his and brother Travis' New Heights podcast

  • Jason said he "will always be an Eagle," and would root for Philly — but he would also cheer on his brother

The City of Brotherly Love wins out for Jason Kelce over brotherhood!

The newly retired NFL star may no longer be a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, but says he would root for them next season if the 2025 Super Bowl ended up being a rematch of them against his brother Travis and the Kansas City Chiefs.

“I will always be an Eagle, first and foremost,” Jason, 36, said in response to the hypothetical query from a fan in the “No Dumb Questions” segment of the brothers’ New Heights podcast on Wednesday.

Jason added, “I’ll also root for Travis to have a good game because he’s my brother.”

Related: Jason Kelce Says He's 'Unbelievably Happy' for Travis and 'Can't Wait' to See Him Play in the Super Bowl

Travis, 34, seemingly responded with surprise to his older brother’s answer.

“Good luck to your Eagles,” he joked.

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After this season’s disappointing Eagles playoff run, Jason cut a memorable figure in the stands cheering on the Chiefs in their Super Bowl bid, from his shirtless exploits in Buffalo to his overalls at the big game in Las Vegas.

Despite making his own headlines while watching from afar, Jason also had an impact on Travis’ performance.

“He fired me up after that AFC Championship game, telling me to go and get it and that we’re the best in the game,” Travis told reporters in the lead-up to the Super Bowl. “Just having his support is all I need. Seeing him at the game, seeing him get excited, that’s everything.”

The two brothers made history last year when they faced off in the big game in February 2023, with the Chiefs winning 38-35 in a nail-biter.

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Following the game, however, Jason was sure to hug and congratulate his brother on the win.

Travis was later emotional, and shared that their historic matchup conjured a “weird feeling.”

Related: Travis Kelce Says Super Bowl Is 'Biggest Game of My Life': 'It’s Exciting'

"There's nothing you can really say to a loved one in a situation like that," the Kansas City Chiefs tight end said while fighting back tears after the Super Bowl last year. "You joke around all the time and say you want to beat your brother on the biggest stage, but it's a weird feeling."

He added, "That team had great leadership, great coaches and it came down to the end," Travis said. "We have all the respect in the world for those Eagles. There's nothing I can say to him other than I love him and he played a hell of a year, a hell of a season."

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