Philadelphia Eagles mishandling of Jason Peters is a sign of a larger issue

Jason Peters (Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
Jason Peters (Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports) /

Only the Philadelphia Eagles could have screwed up this Jason Peters thing.

Before anything else is said, let’s get one thing understood. Making general managers out of any of the Philadelphia Eagles fans who think that they can do Howie Roseman‘s job better than Howie Roseman wouldn’t solve a doggone thing with what’s going on in Philly. As flawed as Roseman is, he’s definitely better at the job than most who criticize him would be.

The same can be said about Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz and Jim Schwartz. Please don’t allow yourselves to think that you’re a better head coach than Doug because you can play Madden 21. Believe it or not folks, people have said it.

There’s an issue here though. All of us might be better at drafting or evaluating talent, whether that be new guys or veterans. Sure, there’s the small section of Eagles fans that actually thought reacquiring LeSean McCoy was a slam-dunk move. Where are those people now by the way? Hey, at least we knew that, though he’s talented, taking Jalen Hurts was a bad idea for your second-round selection.

Who didn’t know that D.K. Metcalf was always a better option than JJ Arcega-Whiteside? Who takes a project quarterback in Round 2 when there are so many needs elsewhere? Who’s doing that except for Howie?

The Philadelphia Eagles just don’t learn from past mistakes. They don’t.

Philadelphia’s vice president and general manager, Roseman, is clueless about how to scout talent, and it’s becoming sickening to watch him stare into the camera with a straight face and act as though no one has any right to have the questions we all have. Here’s another question since we’re on the subject.

Who didn’t know that Jason Peters was injury prone, lazy, and couldn’t get the job done anymore? Did he really need to be brought back so that we can see the physical manifestation of that yet again in 2020? No one else noticed that after Philly let him go, no one else was interested? Okay, that’s more than one question, but you get the idea. People are frustrated, and rightfully so.

At the time of this story being published, Philly’s first prime time game of the 2020 season is a little over 24 hours away, and we’re just one hour removed from an official announcement from the team stating that Jason Peters has been added to the team’s injured reserve (cornerback Trevor Williams will join him there).

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For whatever reason, Philly didn’t see this coming while Peters was still on the couch. For whatever reason, Philly couldn’t see in 2019 that he was done or that Cordy Glenn was a better option this season. For whatever reason, they haven’t learned from their errors with recycling everyone from Darren Sproles to Vinny Curry to Corey Clement to Nate Sudfeld.

Hey, Howie! These guys are done! Maybe he sees it now, but then again, what does it matter? He’ll just screw this up again next year. There’s been no indication that he’s on the hot seat yet, but heck, maybe that chair needs to be warmed up a tad.