In a very swift turn of events, it looks as though the Eagles can finally breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to the left tackle position. Jason Peters has agreed to not only slide outside to his old stomping ground, but will do so without the cheeky demand of a pay rise.
Andre Dillard’s injury pushed the Eagles into a spot of real uncertainty. Jason Peters knew this and instantly demanded that the Eagles cough up some extra change. Instead, the Birds showed an intent to simply move on as normal, bringing in Cordy Glenn for a workout, and spending a week trialing players such as Matt Pryor at the position.
Eventually, JP appears to have buckled and has agreed to play LT for the Eagles without trying to squeeze more money from the team.
This does come as a pleasant surprise for the Eagles. It means that Peters, who allowed only 3 sacks on 872 snaps last year, will bring a level of competency they certainly would not have found elsewhere, with the wiley veteran clearly one of the better tackles in the league. It also means Matt Pryor can return to his much more comfortable position of right guard, where he played respectably against the Seahawks in the wildcard round last year.
It should be noted that Peters did also take a paycut last year and said he would’ve stood in for Dillard at RT in that woeful showing against Seattle had he been asked. It looks as though this time he’s jumping before the Horse bolts.
They may be battered and bruised, but JP actually putting the team first gives the Eagles their best chance of offensive success in 2020.
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