Jason Peters signs one-year deal with Eagles, takes over for Brandon Brooks
There are still a few talented offensive linemen available in free agency and one of them is no longer without a team for the 2020 season. Jason Peters has re-signed with the Philadelphia Eagles on a one-year deal and is expected to fill in for Brandon Brooks.
Since 2009, Peters has been a stalwart on Philadelphia’s offensive line at left tackle. The Arkansas product has made seven Pro Bowls in his 11 seasons with the Eagles. Meanwhile, he’s also earned two first-team All-Pro honors in the last 11 years.
But earlier this offseason, Philadelphia allowed Peters to test free agency. While giving Peters a chance to test the open market, the Eagles felt confident in naming Andre Dillard the starting left tackle. Dillard is entering his second season after being taken in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft by Philadelphia.
However, Peters failed to receive much interest in free agency, likely due to his age. And as the offseason rolled along, there were constant rumors that the longtime offensive tackle could return to the Eagles. Therefore, seeing Peters reunite with Philadelphia shouldn’t come as a surprise.
What should come as somewhat of a surprise is that Peters won’t be playing his normal position. Instead of being deployed at left tackle, Peters is going to be inserted at the right guard spot. Of course, Peters is being moved there due to Brooks tearing his Achilles this offseason.
With a shortened offseason, it remains to be seen if Peters is able to transition smoothly to his new position. Nevertheless, the Eagles feel a bit better about their offensive line situation now that Peters is back in the fold.