The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed veteran left tackle Jason Peters to a one-year deal for 2019. The deal is worth a maximum of $10 million, with $5.5 million of it being guaranteed. Carson Wentz has his body guard back for at least one more year.
Despite coming off a torn ACL in 2017 and dealing with a torn bicep in 2018, Peters did not miss a single game last season. The now 37 year-old tackle is widely respected around the league and regarded as one of the best left tackles of the past two decades. Despite lingering pain from last year’s ACL injury, a quadricep injury and a torn bicep, Peters battled in the trenches for Philadelphia like true pro.
Wentz is lucky to have the 6-4, 328-pound Peters protecting his blindside. Additionally, general manager Howie Roseman has re-signed guard Isaac Seumalo to a three-year deal and has extended All-Pro center, Jason Kelce, through 2021. With Pro-Bowler Brandon Brooks going down with an Achilles injury late in the season last year, it was crucial to maintain as many pieces of the line as possible.
Peters Looks to go Out on Top
Peters’ 2017 ACL injury left him sidelined for the Eagles Super Bowl run. Although he received a ring, it is not the same since he wasn’t on the field for such an achievement. After a playoff run in 2018 was cut short after a close loss to the New Orleans Saints, it is no surprise that Peters wants one more crack at it. The Eagles were not ready to give up on the man who has protected the blindside of their quarterbacks for 10 years.
As a nine-time Pro Bowler and a soon to be 16-year veteran in the league, his experience is priceless. Peters is a instrumental in preparing the rest of the offensive line for their opponents and training the upcoming talent. There are some techniques and knowledge that you cannot Google; it can only be passed down by veterans like Peters. Now healthy and with a contract in 2019 secured, Peters now just needs to prepare for one last ride in midnight green.
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