With rumors of Jason Peters potentially returning to Philadelphia swirling, what does this mean for former first-round pick Andre Dillard?
The plan was pretty straight forward. After trading up in the 2019 NFL Draft for offensive tackle Andre Dillard, the Philadelphia Eagles‘ general manager and executive vice president Howie Roseman sounded elated, calling the Washington State alum a “top-ten player” in his class. On top of his pedigree, he was going to learn behind Jason Peters, a future Hall-of-Fame left tackle and one of the best offensive linemen in Eagles history. One year later, however, the admiration of Dillard has dwindled some.
One month before the 2019 draft, offensive tackle Jason Peters signed a one-year, $10 million extension to stay in Philadelphia which meant he’d be playing his 11th season with the Eagles at 37-years old. The theory at the time was that 2019 might be the final season of his career.
Most thought that either retirement was on the horizon. Everyone else assumed that he was, at minimum, playing his final season in midnight green.
It appears that there’s a chance that the plan won’t work out that way.