Jason Peters and the Philadelphia Eagles have signed a one-year contract extension, according to an official announcement from the team. Peters is now under contract through the 2019 season.
This news hardly comes as surprise given the fact Peters expressed his desire for more stability after showing up to Eagles minicamp practice on Tuesday.
"I want to retire here,” said Peters. “I don't want to go year to year."
According to multiple reports, the entirety of Peters’ deal is now worth up to $32.5 million with $15.5 million guaranteed. Peters reportedly received an $8 million signing bonus via this one-year extension.
Peters, who turned 35 in January, is still a very important contributor to the Eagles despite his age. Philadelphia is counting on him to start at left tackle and protect Carson Wentz’s blindside for longer than just the upcoming 2017 season.
It’s unclear exactly when Peters will retire, but this new deal should ensure the future Hall of Famer will end his career with the Eagles. That’s good news. Peters isn’t just a really good talent; he’s very highly respected by the coaches and players. Look no further than this video (click here) to see what I mean.
The Bodyguard will be staying in Philly through 2019. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/NECZxxiMkh— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 14, 2017