Eagles head coach Doug Pederson wants Jason Peters back
There has been plenty of speculation regarding the Philadelphia Eagles’ plans at left tackle this offseason. It seems head coach Doug Pederson has made it clear where he stands on the matter.
The Eagles made quite the investment when they brought in left tackle Andre Dillard to serve as the successor to Jason Peters, who is set to become an unrestricted free agency this offseason. Pederson has made it clear that he would like to have Peters back, Zach Berman of The Athletic:
Doug Pederson wants Jason Peters back. Howie Roseman won’t say what Eagles will do at left tackle.
Philadelphia initiated a plan when they took Dillard with the 22nd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, which was to sit behind a bonafide Hall of Famer in Peters and allow him to develop his skill set at the next level during his rookie year. He was even able to log in some experience by starting in four games after the veteran was sidelined with an injury.
The time has now come for Peters to pass the torch to Dillard as the starting left tackle. However, it appears Pederson is hesitant to part ways with a lineman of his caliber.
Peters is now prepared to test the market unless the team decides they want to offer a deal that will have him retire with the Eagles. Although Pederson is on board with keeping as many talented offensive lineman around as possible, it remains to be seen if general manager Howie Roseman feels the same way.