The transcript of Jason Kelce’s speech

Jason Kelce completely stole the headlines of the first-ever Eagles Super Bowl parade yesterday. From his outfit right down to his speech, Kelce was a man on a mission.

And he made sure to let us all know how he felt. And not just us – he made sure the entire national media knew how he felt. So, if you haven’t watched his speech yet, here’s the transcript of the entire thing. It’s well worth the read.

Philadelphia! If you love the Eagles, let me get a hell yeah! You love the Philadelphia Eagles, let me get a hell yeah! I’m going to take a second to talk to you about underdogs. I know Lane and Chris just talked about this, but I don’t think it’s been beat home enough. Howie Roseman, a few years ago, was relinquished of all control pretty much in this organization. He was put in the side of the building where I didn’t see him for over a year. Two years ago, when they made a decision, he came out of there a different man. He came out of there with a purpose and a drive to make this possible. And I saw a different Howie Roseman. An underdog. Doug Pederson. When Doug Pederson was hired, he was rated as the worst coaching hire by a lot of freaking analysts out there in the media. This past offseason, some clown named Mike Lombardi told him he was the least qualified head coach in the NFL. You saw a driven Doug Pederson. A man who went for it on fourth down, went for it on fourth and down in the Super Bowl, with a trick play! He wasn’t playing just to go mediocre, he’s playing for a Super Bowl! And it don’t stop with him! It does not stop with him! Jason Peters was told he was too old, didn’t have it anymore. Before he got hurt, he was the best freaking tackle in the NFL. Big V was told he didn’t have it, Stefen Wisniewski ain’t good enough. Jason Kelce’s too small. Lane Johnson can’t lay off the juice. Brandon Brooks has anxiety. Carson Wentz didn’t go to a Division I school. Nick Foles don’t got it. Corey Clement’s 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’s too old. Brandon Graham was drafted too high. Vinny Curry ain’t got it. Beau Allen can’t fit the scheme. Mychal Kendricks can’t fit the scheme. Nigel Bradham can’t catch. Jalen Mills can’t cover. Patrick Robinson can’t cover. IT’S THE WHOLE TEAM! IT’S THE WHOLE TEAM! This entire organization, with a bunch of driven men, to accomplish something. We were a bunch of underdogs. And you know what underdogs is? It’s a hungry dog. And Jeff Stoutland has had this in our building for five years. It’s a quite in the O-line room that’s stood on the wall for the last five years. “Hungry dogs run faster.” And that’s this team! The bottom line is we wanted it more! All the players. All the coaches. The front office. Jeffrey Lurie, everybody wanted it more. And that’s why we’re up here today, and that’s why we’re the first team in Eagles history to hold that freaking trophy. And you know who the biggest underdog is? It’s y’all Philadelphia. For 52 years, y’all have been waiting for this. You want to talk about underdogs? You want to talk about a hungry dog? For 52 years, you have been starved of this championship. Everybody wonders why we’re so mean. Everybody wonders why the Philadelphia Eagles aren’t the nicest fans. If I don’t eat breakfast, I’m fucking pissed off! No one wanted us. No one liked this team. No analyst liked this team to win the Super Bowl, and nobody likes our fans. And you know what? I’ve just heard one of the best chants this past day, and it’s one of my favorite and it’s new and I hope y’all learn it. Because I’m about to drop it right now. You know what I got to say? To all those people that doubted us, to all those people who counted us out and to everybody who said we couldn’t get it done. What my man Jay Ajayi just said – Fuck ’em!

No one likes us, no one likes us, no one likes us, we don’t care. We’re from Philly, fucking Philly, no one likes us, we don’t care.

No one likes us, no one likes us, no one likes us, we don’t care. We’re from Philly, fucking Philly, no one likes us, we don’t care.


Crossing Broad was the first to post the transcript, but it was pretty hard to read on all platforms. So I typed out the entire speech myself after listening to it again and again and again.


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