After spending 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, it appears the team will allow the veteran to test the free agency market.
Over the next few months, there will be plenty of Philadelphia Eagles rumors leading up to the start of free agency in regards to which players the team could be bringing on board for the 2020 season, and which ones they may be officially moving on from.
Back in 2009, the Eagles knew they had nothing to lose by acquiring Jason Peters from the Buffalo Bills since the former Arkansas star was coming off a second-straight Pro Bowl season, and seemed to only be scratching the surface of his true potential.
Flash forward to this past season, Peters is coming off his 11th year with Philadelphia, but also left the team with a difficult decision leading up to the start of free agency in a few weeks since his contract is up, and he did just turn 38 in January.
As great as Peters has been over the last few seasons with the Eagles, there have also been some frustrating moments too, and the last thing Philadelphia wants to see happen is the veteran return for a 12th season with the team, only to struggle to make the necessary impact.
Howie Roseman has already hinted at times this offseason his intention to go younger at certain positions heading into the 2020 season after seeing all of the injuries experienced by the Eagles last year.
And while there’s still a possibility that Roseman and the organization decide to give it another go with Peters in 2020, it appears for now that Philadelphia is keeping all potential options open with reports claiming the tackle is expected to hit the free agency market.
The #Eagles are expected to let Jason Peters hit the free agent market, sources say. After 11 years with the team, the nine-time Pro Bowl selection could be headed elsewhere, though the parties will remain in contact.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 5, 2020
All things considered, this news really shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise for Eagles fans since they are well aware Peters is getting up their in age, and hasn’t officially earned Pro Bowl honors since the 2016 season.
Peters has obviously done great things for Philadelphia throughout his career when it comes to providing the necessary protection for the offensive line, but also the team still needs to do whatever it takes to put the Eagles in the best position possible to remain a top contender.
Some fans will certainly be upset over hearing this latest news surrounding Peters since the last few seasons have made it seem like he still has what it takes to play at a high level for another year or two.
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But if the Eagles do decide to move on from Peters, at least there will be plenty of options to replace him, whether it happens to be the current roster, free agency, or the draft in April.