Eagles To Re-Sign Jason Peters

Jason Peters is back with the Eagles. The nine-time Pro Bowler has agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $6MM, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter (on Twitter). 

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Peters, one of the league’s most accomplished tackles, will be playing right guard this time around to replace Brandon Brooks. Peters may not have much experience there, but he’ll likely thrive on the interior. Even at the age of 38, Peters still has the agility and the bulk to make it work. He also has ample experience in all sorts of blocking schemes, so it shouldn’t take him long to get the hang of it.

Peters stood as the best offensive lineman on the open market and one of the best free agents left, period. While he’s lost a step, he still turned in a solid 2019 – Pro Football Focus graded him as the league’s sixth-best tackle among 81 qualifiers in 2019. Peters is also planning to stick around for a while – he says that he wants to play until he’s 40, so he could fly with the Eagles through 2022. For now, it’s a one-year arrangement.

Brooks suffered a torn Achilles in June while working out at the team facility, and it was a devastating blow for the Eagles’ O-Line. It was also personally devastating for Brooks, who tore his other Achilles in January of 2019.

Brooks performed as one of the best interior linemen in the league since joining the Eagles in 2016 as a free agent. Peters, of course, has been one of the league’s premier outside blockers. Originally, head coach Doug Pederson indicated that he’d fill the void internally, but everyone knew that Peters was the most logical choice for the job.

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9 comments on “Eagles To Re-Sign Jason Peters

  1. DarkSide830

    the classic offseason routine – signing Peters to another one year deal

  2. phillyvseverybody

    I don’t hate it. It wasn’t the big news we were expecting but it’s big. If anything it’s depth. If Andrew Dillard can’t handle LT you stick JT back there and start Pryor at RG. Hopefully Howie has another surprise move or two in him.

    • wagner13

      With the lack of future financial capital, Philly can’t do much outside of one-year deals. This was an excellent re-signing, but if Dillard can’t handle left tackle after being drafted in the first round, that’s a huge issue

  3. phenomenalajs

    He should keep going as long as he is physically able, then considering joining a different organization – WWE, AEW, TNA, ROH, NJPW, etc. There are few people his size with his agility that can do what he can do. Those that are successful in pro wrestling at his size are not far off in age and in some cases older. The ones that come to mind are Keith Lee, Braun Strowman (Adam Scher), Ivar (Todd Smith), Killian Dain (Damian Mackle), Bronson Reed (Jermaine Haley), and the Big Show (Paul Wight).

  4. rgreen

    Bringing him back was the right thing to do.Try him at rg,but have him to slide over to Lt if Dillard struggles there.Going into the season with Mailata,and 2 rookies as backup plans,with no offseason training camps,would’ve been risky.Especially with Wentz’ issues with staying healthy.

  5. flagsrup

    Gr8 move. JP now, as a G, has to control the vertical not the horizontal. Reps for Dillard hopefully improve his mental toughness and hands work. Not a lot of back-up experience should injuries occur. Going to be a strange year as the game itself progresses.

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