Well, this isn’t really surprising.
After moving back to left tackle, Jason Peters and the Eagles have agreed on a restructured contract for the 2020 season. Peters’ agent told reporters that the new deal is worth up to $8 million, with $4 million in guarantees.
Nine-time Pro-Bowl OT Jason Peters redid his deal with the Eagles - as he wanted and hoped to do - and it now will be worth up to $8 million, including $4 million guaranteed, his agent Vincent Taylor told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 10, 2020
The Eagles brought back Jason Peters at right guard on a one-year, $6 million contract with $3M in guarantees late in the offseason, but when second-year Andre Dillard went down with a season-ending injury, there were talks about moving Peters back to left tackle.
Doug Pederson said that they were planning to move forward with either Matt Pryor, Jordan Mailata, or even rookie Jack Driscoll at the position, and that Peters was set on right guard. Just a few days later, however, Pederson announced that Peters came into his office and surprised him by offering to move back to his former spot.
At the time, Pederson even noted that Peters was willing to make the physical sacrifices at left tackle for the betterment of his team — but didn’t mention whether that move would come with a financial adjustment as well. It has.
But, the three options the Eagles had don’t have a ton of experience, not just at the position, but in the NFL. Giving Peters more money to have the future Hall of Famer back protecting Carson Wentz is totally worth it.