According to multiple reports (and now confirmed by the Eagles), the team has resigned Jason Peters to a 1-year $6 million deal with $3 million guaranteed. Peters won’t be in his usual position, left tackle, as the bodyguard though.
The team has listed Peters as a guard. This understandable as according to many national reporters, they view last year’s first round pick, Andre Dillard as the starter at left tackle. Also considering Brandon Brooks injury, a move to guard, for Peters makes all the sense in the world. I outlined in an article in June how a reunion between the Eagles and Peters makes sense for both sides.
This move speaks to the organization currently being in “win now” mode. They could’ve went with one of the young guys (Pryor or Driscoll), but they went with the 38-year-old future Hall of Famer. I am of the opinion that it would ultimately make more sense to place Peters at LG, next to Andre Dillard, where he can offer guidance and tutelage to the young tackle. However, reports say that Peters was resigned to play right guard, a position he’s never played in his 16 year career. Many may look at this and wonder why would Howie Roseman make this move? However, it makes a lot of sense in my eyes.
Peters knows the Eagles organization inside and out. He know the scheme, the coaches but most importantly, he knows what it takes to play in the city of Philadelphia. Sure, it’s a position he’s never played but let’s not forget that the Eagles have the best OL coach in the NFL, in Jeff Stoutland. Combine that with the YEARS of experience Peters has and this experiment may be able to work out for one year.