The Philadelphia Eagles and Jason Peters reached an agreement on a 1 year contract worth a maximum of 10 million dollars on Monday. The contract gives Peters 5.5 million in guaranteed money. He has the chance to earn up to 10 million dollars via incentives and roster bonuses. The restructured contract will save the Eagles money off the salary cap. Peters was due to make 13.17 million dollars this upcoming season. He’ll return for his 16th NFL season, 11th with the Eagles, to anchor an already stellar offensive line in South Philadelphia.
Jason Peters is coming off a season where he started to show his age, but was a solid fixture on the Eagles talented offensive line. Although he started every game last season, he missed gaps of games due to nagging injuries. Despite an average season for the former all pro, he still graded among the top half of tackles in the NFL. Per Pro Football Focus, he graded out at a career low, 69.6 for the 2018 season. Since 2009, Jason Peters has graded among the top Left tackles in the game. His cumulative grade of 92.8 is 4th place, sitting behind only Joe Thomas, Andrew Whitworth, and Joe Staley. That’s some great company to be around!
Jason Peters has been a fixture on the Eagles offensive line for 10 years. The Bodyguard, a 9 time Pro Bowler, will return to protect Carson Wentz for the 2019 season. The leadership he provides is the one intangible that’s irreplaceable. The depth of knowledge he can provide players like Jordan Mailata will go a long way in developing a left tackle in the years to come. The future Hall of Famer has a refueled tank. He is ready to propel the Philadelphia Eagles for another ride to a successful season!