He didn't get cut. He didn't get traded. He didn't get benched. No, Jason Kelce got better. Kelce, the subject of nonstop speculation after a subpar 2016 season, has reshaped his game this year and in his seventh NFL season is playing the best football of his life. "I think so," Kelce said Sunday after the Eagles trounced the Bears to improve to 10-1. "Across the board, it's been that way." The Eagles are 10-1 with a nine-game winning streak, the offense is ranked third in the NFL, and a rejuvenated Kelce has been in the middle of everything. Run blocking? The Eagles are second in the NFL with 148 rushing yards per game. Pass blocking? Carson Wentz is having an MVP season with 28 touchdowns and five interceptions. The entire line has been lights out this fall. But Kelce, in particular, has turned his career around. You have to give the Eagles' brass credit for sticking with Kelce. Instead of just moving on and perhaps replacing him with Isaac Seumalo, O-line coach Jeff Stoutland worked tirelessly with Kelce during last season and in particular during the offseason, identifying his struggles and then working to correct them. "It's been a lot of fun so far, and it was a struggle last year, especially through the first half of the season," Kelce said. "We've worked really, really hard, and Stout's been on me and he's staying on me all season with my hands and my footwork and my technique and it's really made an improvement in my game.
How Jason Kelce has rejuvenated his career
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