Jason Peters gets a new contract from the Philadelphia Eagles
After all of the debates, it looks like Jason Peters is going to be back with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019.
One of the biggest question marks throughout the 2019 offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles was whether Jason Peters was going to be back or not. After suffering multiple injuries throughout the year, Jason Peters was considered to be on the roster bubble this year. His original contract had him on the books with a significantly large cap hit of over $10 million.
After assuming that Peters wouldn’t restructure, as he’s declined to do so in the past, it was becoming quite realistic that he could be released. Fortunately, Peters was open to helping the Eagles out financially this year. Instead of staying on his original contract, the veteran offensive tackle has re-signed an entirely new deal, which is for the 2019 season only.
According to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane, Peters’ new contract is worth a maximum of $10 million, with 5.5 of it guaranteed. There are no reports on the actual cap hit right now, but considering that he restructured, we can only assume that his new contract will help the Eagles out with their cap situation further as we approach Free Agency.
All injury concerns from 2018 aside, Peters still has the ability to play at a reasonably high level. With his torn biceps injury, among other nagging issues, Peters was superb down the stretch for the Eagles last year. Especially when it came playoff time for the Birds. He might’ve missed the entire Super Bowl run in 2017, but he tried to make up for lost time as he shut Chicago Bears’ star pass rusher, Kahlil Mack, down in the first round of the playoffs.
With Peters back, there are positives all around. One, the Eagles do not have to find an immediate patch up player, as they would’ve needed a lot of help at the position. And two, Peters can stick around and continue to mentor the younger guys like Halapoulivaati Vaitai and Jordan Mailata.