Most football fans know the Philadelphia Eagles were largely overlooked this season, especially once starting quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Jason Kelce wanted to make sure everyone knew the Eagles proved the naysayers wrong by upstaging defending NFL champions the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday – the franchise's first title.
The Eagles All-Pro center stepped to the podium at the team's victory parade and celebration in downtown Philadelphia on Thursday.
And in a speech that lasted more than four minutes, he mentioned almost every player and coach who had been dissed in some way this season… or any year for that matter.
By the end of his epic rant, Kelce was dropping so many F-bombs that NFL Network bleeped out the final 30-plus seconds of his speech.
"When [head coach] Doug Pederson was hired, he was rated as the worst coaching hire by a lot of freaking analysts in the media," Kelce, wearing an elaborate green outfit, said in a somewhat normal, yet raspy, tone.
It escalated from there.
"Carson Wentz didn't go to a Division I school!" Kelce shouted. "Nick Foles don't got it! Corey Clement is too slow! LeGarrette Blount ain't got it anymore! Jay Ajayi can't stay healthy! Torrey Smith can't catch! Nelson Agholor can't catch! Zach Ertz can't block! Brent Celek is too old!
"It's the whole team! It's the WHOLE TEAM!"
Kelce's colourful costume, an homage to the city's famous New Year's Day Mummers Parade, only added to the surreal moment. And he concluded with a shout out to Eagles fans.
"You know who the biggest underdog is — it's ya'll, Philadelphia. For 52 years, ya'll have been waiting for this."
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