3. For the Philadelphia Eagles, nothing says “bang for your buck” like getting Jason Peters for $6 million.
Sometimes, gaining experience is the best teacher, even for the Philadelphia Eagles. They’ve been known to shell out some bad deals, especially during the Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson era, especially to some old guys that got hurt, and they’ve paid for that more often than we’d like to remember.
Oh, come on! You remember whatever that was with Mike Wallace and even more recently with Darren Sproles, and since we’re on the subject, does anyone else wonder about what this team saw in Vinny Curry sometimes?
For all that he does and for all that he’s accomplished, it makes no sense to pay Jason Peters a salary north of $10 million at the twilight of his career. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, he’s earning a purse that will guarantee him $3 million in 2020 and give him the opportunity to make up to $6 million. By a show of hands, who doesn’t think signing the legend for $6 million is a no-brainer?
This deal had to get done. Philly got it done, and when you take some time, take a deep breath and analyze everything, you have to admit. Even the most skeptical of Eagles fan has to stand up and cheer about this one.