The big move that Brian Baldinger was hinting at has seemingly come to fruition: the Philadelphia Eagles are officially re-signing Jason Peters. NFL insider Adam Schefter reports the one-year contract is worth up to $6 million with $3 million guaranteed. It was previously reported that it was “only a matter of time” until the Eagles brought JP back in the fold.
But the unexpected news here is that the Eagles are listing Peters as an offensive guard! It’s legitimately surprising that the 38-year-old was willing to switch positions considering how he’s been adamant that he’s the best left tackle option on the team.
The Eagles obviously have a hole at right guard with Pro Bowl starter Brandon Brooks suffering a season-ending Achilles injury in June. It seemed like the job was going to go to Matt Pryor but now it’ll be Peters starting there instead. Here’s the Eagles’ current projected starting offensive line configuration for 2020:
Left tackle — Andre Dillard
Left guard — Isaac Seumalo
Center — Jason Kelce
Right guard — Jason Peters
Right tackle — Lane Johnson
Peters can also still swing out to tackle if there’s an injury (or Dillard busts) with Pryor then coming in to play guard.
It remains to be seen how the aging Peters will handle the transition to guard but — on paper, at least — this move improves the Eagles’ offensive line outlook.
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