Philadelphia Eagles legend Jason Peters will make the Pro Bowl as a guard.
Yes, you’ve read that correctly. Ever since the Philadelphia Eagles elected to go the route of allowing Jason Peters to walk on March 11th, all anyone’s been able to talk about has been how smart or unwise that was, whether or not Andre Dillard was ready to take over at left tackle if the “Birds” were indeed done with “The Bodyguard”, and just how serious were the rumors surrounding his return.
On the second Sunday in July, former Eagle and NFL analyst Brian Baldinger announced that he had heard whispers of a big announcement coming out of the Eagles organization during the second full week the seventh month. There was talk about Jadeveon Clowney. Some people even mentioned Yannick Ngakoue again, but when the dust settled and the smoke cleared, Philly did what quite a few fans and pundits thought they should have done months ago. They brought “The Bodyguard” home.
Jason Peters is once again a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. This time, he’s a guard, and here’s what’s interesting. He vacates the space left by the injured Brandon Brooks, but if you’re an Eagles fan, you have to be excited that the Eagles have replaced one team legend for another.
Brooks has made the last four Pro Bowl rosters. Peters has been named to the Pro Bowl team nine times and seven times as an Eagle. A tenth nod would be the icing on the cake in what’s already a career that’s made him a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. 2020 will be an All-Pro year and another Pro Bowl season for Mr. Peters. Write that down. Here are two reasons why that’s the case.