Philadelphia Eagles: Jason Peters isn’t going anywhere
Philadelphia Eagles veteran left tackle, Jason Peters is staying put in Philly for 2018.
2017 was a very tough year for Philadelphia Eagles left tackle, Jason Peters. Although he will receive his first Super Bowl ring ever, he was hardly able to contribute after week seven. That’s when Peters suffered his devastating season-ending knee injury before the Eagles defeated the Washington Redskins.
The Eagles’ fan base knew they were losing a key factor in their offense when Peters went down. As the 14-year veteran was being carted off the field, the entire crowd at Lincoln Financial Field chanted his name. And even after he played his final play of 2018, Peters made sure that he kept on leading.
The future Hall of Famer is more than just a player to his teammates. Even during his rehabilitation process back at home, Peters would make sure to send any tips to his backup, Halapoulivaati Vaitai. Although his leadership has been questioned in past seasons, Peters proved to his teammates in 2017 that he is a true professional. For that, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson guarantees that he has a spot for him when he returns.
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Coach Pederson is not known to lie to the media. His player-coach bond with his team is what makes the players trust him the most. He recognizes what Peters means to the Eagles locker room and fanbase and he will honor that by guaranteeing that Peters will return as the starting left guard in 2018.
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Peter’s future plans were in question a little over a week ago. But with all of the success the Eagles have accomplished, it is hard for him to not want to return in midnight green. During Super Bowl media week, Peters told reporters that he would play football in 2018 regardless. Whether the Eagles would honor his final year on his contract or not, he was going to play. And with Pederson’s statement during his final press conference of the season, it looks like Peters will return right back to where he belongs. That is in an Eagles uniform.