We look at ‘The Bodyguard’, Jason Peters, and ask questions about the offensive line in this edition of Philadelphia Eagles Roundup.
From what we’ve heard, future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Jason Peters isn’t talking too much these days. Obviously, there are many members of the media who’d like to speak with the Philadelphia Eagles‘ left tackle. We, at ITI, have even perused the search engines and the internet trying to come up with some kind of quote.
There’s been nothing but silence.
Apparently ‘The Bodyguard’ quietly cleaned out his locker after the Divisional Round loss to the New Orleans Saints. He’s been equally as quiet ever since. On Tuesday, he turned 37. The Eagles organization sent well wishes on his birthday, but to be honest, Peters has been so quiet that we’re not even sure if he responded to them.
Now, the question will, no doubt, be whether or not Philly should return the man whose been a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and a First-team All-Pro in 2011 and 2013.
Polls like this one are popping up all over social media.
That makes us think about the rest of the offensive line and ask questions that none of us really have the answer to. We know Lane Johnson stays, and how about a round of applause for his and Malcolm Jenkins‘ addition to the Pro Bowl roster?
Jason Kelce will be back in 2019. So will Brandon Brooks and guys like Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Isaac Seumalo, but it’s also time to start figuring out whether or not those guys are in the long-term plans for the organization.
Philly could invest in someone during the free agency period, once they figure out who they’re releasing or keeping. They could also build through the draft. As you can see, much of the public has spoken and the majority feels as though it may be time to move on from one of the best players in Eagles history.
Only time will tell if the Eagles organization feels the same way.