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How Campbell's Is Honoring Jason Kelce After Retirement

Jason Kelce

Shortly after announcing his retirement from the NFL, Philadelphia Eagles player Jason Kelce received many well wishes and tributes as he said goodbye to his professional football career. Now, Campbell's is one of the first to officially label the star a "legend" with their unique tribute, announcing that Kelce is the face of their first Campbell's Chunky Legend Edition soup cans.

The brand shared the news while revealing the iconic new soup can look, with an all-green label featuring Kelce's recognizable facial hair, signature and jersey number.

“I'm honored Campbell’s Chunky created this ‘Legend Edition’ can to celebrate me and my football career," said Kelce in a statement.

The company is offering only 620 collectible limited edition cans through a giveaway, with fans able to enter on the Campbell's website by March 28 for a chance to win. Along with that, Campbell's donated $62,000 to Kelce's charity, (Be)Philly, which is centered on providing support to Philadelphia schools.

Kelce announced his decision to retire in an emotional press conference on Monday, March 4, with the 36-year-old talking about his career, relationship with his brother Travislove for his wife Kylie, and much more. While talking about the ups and downs of the Eagles' past few seasons, Kelce had a great message for them, saying, "Sometimes the flowers get knocked back a bit, but the roots remain. And I can't wait to watch her reblossom this next season."

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The father of three talked a little more about his retirement on the newest episode of his podcast with Travis, New Heights. During their conversation, he discussed how he knew it was finally time to retire, telling his younger brother, "The reality was, you know, it was more firm than it's ever been this year that I just don't think physically I can compete at the level that I want to anymore."

As of writing, Kelce hasn't made any major decisions about what he intends to do next, but fans are ready to cheer him on no matter what.

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