2 Reactions as Philadelphia Eagles add Lane Johnson from COVID-19 list

Lane Johnson (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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1. We didn’t call him “The other Bodyguard” for no reason. The NFL’s best right tackle returns to the Philadelphia Eagles.

As often as we criticize Carson Wentz for his durability, you have to tip your cap to ’11’ for what we all saw in 2019.

He protected himself. His offensive line was stellar, and unless you’re one of those people who has missed the mark on this, you’re very well aware that having Jadeveon Clowney go ‘Brock Lesnar’ on the back of someone’s helmet doesn’t constitute being prone to injury.

Wentz returns for his fifth season in 2020 (how time flies). The guys in front of him are familiar, though one’s playing in an unfamiliar position.

Jason Peters, better known as ‘The Bodyguard’ returned to Philly on July 17th, He’s sandwiched between a man with a legitimate Pro Football Hall of Fame argument, All-Pro center Jason Kelce and Philly’s other “Bodyguard”, Lane Johnson. Even without the injured Brandon Brooks, this could be the best right side of any offensive line in professional football.

Taken fourth-overall in 2013’s draft, Johnson was seen as the man who would eventually take over for Peters at left tackle. Well, you see how that worked out.

Peters, a machine, along with Johnson gave Philly perhaps the best tackle tandem in all of the NFL for half a decade. Peters still looks like one of the game’s best, but he’s moved to right guard as his heir apparent, Andre Dillard, who the Eagles found in the first round of 2019’s NFL Draft, takes over at left tackle. It should be another nice year for what may be the game’s best offensive line.