Jason Peters is one of the greatest Philadelphia Eagles of all time.
Yes, we understand that, technically, Jason Peters is a guard, but we all know that ‘The Bodyguard’ ain’t making the Hall of Fame because of what he did as a guard or because of anything that he’s done over the past two seasons. Excuse the grammar there, but the point had to be hammered home.
Peters’ legacy in Philly is damaged slightly by his diva attitude and the fact that he, more often than not, put himself over the team. We get it. Professional athletes have to look out for their own interests, and this game is kind to no man. Come on though. This team threw this guy a bone when none of the other 31 NFL teams wanted him, and he and his agent both knew that part of the reason he was brought back was that he was insurance just in case something didn’t work out with Andre Dillard.
Watching his actions after Dillard’s injury was a turnoff, but as time goes on, those wounds will heal. Peters is still the owner of one of the most impressive resumes ever by a left tackle in the 101-year history of the NFL: nine Pro Bowl nods (seven in an Eagles jersey), two First-team All-Pro nods (2011, 2013), and four Second-team All-Pro nods (2007, 2008, 2010, 2014).
He’s also a member of the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team. He’ll be in Canton, Ohio when his playing days are over.