Jason Peters takes one for the team

Jason Peters takes one for the team

  • Jason Peters
  • Left Tackle
  • NFL
  • Philadelphia Eagles
By Shannon Algarin September 10, 2020 0 Comment
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Future hall of fame offensive lineman Jason Peters will play left tackle for Philadelphia Eagles in 2020. Coach Doug Pederson shared the exciting news at his September 7th press conference. He confirmed that the future hall of fame offensive lineman Jason Peters will be starting against the Washington Football Team week 1.

This move comes after Andre Dillard went down with a season ending biceps injury.

Coach Pederson said that Peters knocked on his door Monday morning and explained he would take the left tackle position. Coach described the news as a pleasant surprise as if he weren’t sure he would make the move.

The Eagles have not restructured Jason Peters’ contract

Peters reportedly told the Philadelphia Eagles he wouldn’t play left tackle unless he was paid more. Pederson declined to comment on Jason Peters’ contract. He was just happy to see him back at left tackle. This move will greatly benefit the Eagles, especially vs Washington’s talented pass rush.

Pederson also wouldn’t comment as to whether the Eagles will sign Cordy Glenn. Pederson said that Glenn had a good workout. It makes sense to sign Glenn for depth behind the 38-year old Jason Peters.

Carson Wentz is excited to see the bodyguard back blocking his blindside

Carson Wentz met with the media after Coach and he was just as excited as Pederson to see Peters back at left tackle. He told the media today that they call Jason Peters the bodyguard, for obvious reasons. Wentz said that he trusted the coaches and Peters to make the right decision before the start of the season. He was happy to see everything work out.

Peters played left tackle for the Birds for 11 years. Initially, he was signed when Brandon Brooks went down at right guard to play that position, but it makes more sense to put Matt Pryor in at right guard.

With this move, the Eagles offensive line will likely be Jason Peters, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Matt Pryor, and Lane Johnson. It’s great to see him make the best decision for the team and time will tell if the Eagles will restructure his contract for making that move.

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