Jason Kelce is wearing red and yellow dungarees for the Super Bowl – alongside another ‘Big Yeti’ t-shirt – as he gears up to cheer his brother Travis on for the Chiefs in the Super Bowl.
The older Kelce brother had his gameday outfit shared by the Twitter account of New Heights, the podcast he co-hosts with Travis. There was, as of yet, at least, no suggestion he was necking beers like before the Buffalo Bills playoff game in January.
But on this occasion, he was not wearing the flip flops that are now so closely associated with him when he is not on the football field.Jason has been in Vegas all week and compared to last year, when his Philadelphia Eagles team were playing Travis and the Chiefs, has been able to make the most of a few days on The Strip.
Jason took his place in the suite with his wife, Kylie. His mom, Donna and his father Ed are set to join him at Allegiant Stadium in Vegas, alongside Taylor Swift’s family for the game. He was pictured talking to Taylor and Ice Spice, shortly after the arrived at the stadium.
Jason Kelce is wearing red-and-yellow dungarees for the Super Bowl to cheer Travis on
Jason was pictured in his suite talking to his wife Kylie as the kickoff time approached
Moments later, he was talking to Swift and Ice Spice in the luxury suite ahead of the game
It is believed that Chiefs star Kelce has paid around $1million for the families to be sat together for the game against San Francisco 49ers.
For Taylor’s dad, Scott, there will be an extra level of significance to meeting Jason, who has played his whole career for the Eagles, the team that Scott has supported his whole life.
And Taylor herself even said at her own Eras Tour show in Philadelphia last year that she is an Eagles fan – so there will be three of them putting the Kelly green colors to one side in favor of the Chiefs today.
Jason’s wife Kylie is also in town for the game and will likely have asked her husband to try not to get too overexcited for the game, given they will be with Taylor’s family.
Taylor herself has undergone an incredible journey to make the game after playing four straight nights in Tokyo, Japan leading up to the biggest night of America’s sporting calendar.
Her private jet touched down back in Los Angeles on Saturday night and she made the short trip Sunday to get to Las Vegas.
Jason, meanwhile, will watch on today while considering his own future in the game.
He apparently told the Eagles locker room after their season was ended by Tampa Bay Buccaneers that he would be retiring but an official announcement still has not been made.
Earlier this week, Jason opened up on his thoughts around potentially retiring from football
Jason went wild cheering Travis and the Chiefs on against Buffalo Bills back in January
This week in Vegas, Jason has reportedly met with a number of television networks as he considers becoming an analyst once his playing days are done.
Speaking on the Green Light podcast in Las Vegas – hosted by his former Eagles teammate Chris Long – Kelce opened up on his fears about how life after football may look for him.
‘It’s exciting to think about possibilities, it’s exciting to be able to lose weight, feel good and not have to physically fight for my life every day,’ Kelce, 36, said. ‘It’s also daunting. It’s anxiety. At the end of the day, it’s the unknown.
‘People ask if you get nervous for games but the only games I get nervous for are the first time – you don’t know what is in store. Ironically it makes you play better, it makes your senses alive. But that is kind of where it is at when you start thinking about retirement.
‘It is exciting, the possibilities. All of us were fortunate, we can go in a lot of different areas. But that is also very nerve-wracking, you don’t know what you are going to like until you are doing it. You don’t know what you are going get fulfilment in until you are doing it, you don’t know what you are going to be great at until you are doing it.
‘All that stuff is also in the back of your head. No matter how you handle it, no matter who you are, how well prepared you are to enter the next stage, everybody goes through a level of depression, really.
‘The end of one of the things you love most in your life is there and you are going to have to come to grips with that.
‘You might be struggling and you don’t know it. I feel like you might be struggling in football but you get that win, that little shot, dopamine, like “I got it”. I’m a big ‘hit’ guy.’