Turning 34 in October, Kelce remains the NFL’s top tight end. He’s coming off his seventh consecutive 1,000-plus-yard season and eighth straight Pro Bowl selection. Last year, his 1,338 yards receiving were 424 more than anyone else at the position.
The four-time All-Pro said he’s found a good balance between his off-field ventures and preparing for the season.
“I just love the game,” Kelce said. “I think that kind of keeps me living [like] a young, fun-loving football player, you know? I get to play a game for a living at the age of 33, 34, and I don’t want to lose that. I don’t want to lose that excitement that I had for the game when I was a kid, and every single day I get to come in with the best team, the best players, the best coaches in the world — so, it makes it easier if you just come in here and enjoy it.”
Kelce currently sits fourth all-time in receiving yards among tight ends, 4,783 yards behind Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez, who tops the list. Unless the wheels fall off soon, it’s a number within Kelce’s reach.