Jason Peters Done For Season

Eagles veteran offensive lineman Jason Peters is done for the season, head coach Doug Pederson announced this morning. Peters has been dealing with a significant toe injury, one that landed him on injured reserve earlier this year, and as Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer tweets, the 38-year-old has elected to undergo surgery on the toe.

When Peters re-signed with Philadelphia this summer, the original plan was for him to play right guard in place of the injured Brandon Brooks. Then, projected left tackle Andre Dillard was ruled out for the season with a biceps injury in August, forcing the team to shift Peters back to his long-time LT post while giving him a pay bump in the process.

Unfortunately, the toe injury cropped up in early October, and the Eagles placed Peters on IR as a result. Though he was activated just a few weeks later, the team recently moved him to right guard to compensate for his limited mobility. He played 36 snaps at RG during the team’s loss to the Packers on Sunday, but the pain was apparently too much to continue to push through.

Given his advanced age, this might be the end of the line for Peters. If so, he will end his career with a tremendous resume that includes two First Team All-Pro selections, nine Pro Bowls, and a Super Bowl ring. He is easily one of the best LTs of his generation, and there may be a gold jacket in Canton waiting for him in a few years.

Interestingly, Peters’ last play against Green Bay was also quarterback Carson Wentz‘s last play, at least for the time being. Wentz has been benched in favor of rookie signal-caller Jalen Hurts, who will be playing behind Nate Herbig at right guard.

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16 comments on “Jason Peters Done For Season

    • Polish Hammer

      Yes he does and he seemed to have focused more on that than his rapidly declining skills.

      • ron swanson

        I mean he’s 38 years old, ancient for a lineman. And he’s probably a Hall of Famer. Settle down son.

        • Polish Hammer

          Hire thing dad. He’s stolen a paycheck all season and even forced them to bump the up to play his normal position and do so at a horrible level. The paycheck is for this season, not what he’s done over the last 15 years.

      • Father Time is undefeated.

        I don’t fault Jason Peters but I fault the Eagles for bringing him back.

  1. Polish Hammer

    Not an Eagles fan anywhere sad over this. Hopefully he heals up properly and then enjoys that retirement.

    • Speak for yourself; you don’t represent ALL Eagles fans.

      The Bodyguard, future HOFer and one of the finest Eagles to ever put the uniform on, deserved to go out in a more dignified way.

      BTW, the 70s called: they want their screen name back.

  2. jyosuckas

    The trade with Buffalo worked out better for Philly but the pick that turned out to be Eric Wood was definitely solid for the Bills too

    • Polish Hammer

      The best trades work out well for both teams. The Eagles gave up a lot and it was worth it as he was elite for many years. Shame his last few seasons haven’t been good and this season has been a disaster all the way around.

  3. lambeau gang

    Honestly shocked Peters lasted this long…
    Jalen Hurts might wanna just hand off from now on and protect himself.

  4. htbnm57

    Love Peters and he’s a future HOF guy but he stayed at least one year too long. Eagles should have known better.

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