The more you think about it, the smarter the Philadelphia Eagles look.
Even for a future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, there comes a time when you’re reminded of your own mortality. In the days, weeks, and months that followed the Philadelphia Eagles‘ decision to allow Jason Peters to walk in March, we were reminded that even a nine-time Pro Bowl nod can be ignored.
Sure, there were teams that had to have some interest. This is Jason Peters! Still, no one pulled the trigger on adding the man Eagles fans affectionately refer to as “The Bodyguard” until the team he’s called home for the last 11 seasons finally reacquired him on July 14th.
As a fan base, “Birds” fans are both enthralled and appalled by this decision. To some, this is a step in the right direction. To others, it says Philly is stuck in neutral, but once, you read the headlines and stories and argue with your friends, you know what? This really doesn’t come across as a bad idea. Here are three reasons reacquiring Jason Peters is absolutely the right move for an Eagles team trying to get back to football’s biggest game.