Please stop whatever you’re doing and immediately watch this video of Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters mic’d up against the Atlanta Falcons.
"Everybody lock in and do your job, and do it great."— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 15, 2017
Hear what it sounds like to be in the huddle with Jason Peters. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/QoDfAJfTzH
How can you not appreciate Peters more after watching that? It’s so clear how much respect everyone on the Eagles (coaching staff and players alike) has for him. Peters is far from an outspoken guy but the future Hall of Famer is clearly a valuable leader on this team.
Eagles fans are smart so I know a lot of people properly appreciate Peters already. But there have been SOME people (you know who you are!) who have suggested the team should cut him this offseason in order to save $9.7 million in cap space. Heck, even the Eagles reportedly asked this man to take a pay cut.
But we now know that the Eagles will do the right thing and bring back Peters at his currently salary this season. You just don’t cut a future Hall of Famer so easily, especially when he’s still playing at a high level. Not to mention the fact he’s very critical when it comes to protecting your franchise quarterback.
In the words of Peters himself:
“Sometimes you gotta remind fools who the king is.”
Long live JP.