Jason Peters is moving back to left tackle.
The Philadelphia Eagles almost hit the panic button, as left tackle Andre Dillard was lost for the season due to a bicep injury. After the Eagles worked out former Bills tackle Cordy Glenn, Jason Peters decided that the best move for the team was to shift from right guard back to left tackle.
Peters, who was originally refusing to move back to left tackle without a pay raise, has since relented, confirmed to head coach Doug Pederson that he is willing to take over as Carson Wentz’s blindside protector following the Dillard injury,
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Despite drafting two Auburn offensive linemen in Jack Driscoll and Prince Tega Wanogho, the latter of whom will be sent to the practice squad, the Eagles felt more comfortable with the 38-year-old Peters at left tackle. Considering that Peters is a nine-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-Team All-Pro selection who will likely end up in Canton when it’s all said and done, it’s easy to see why.
Peters is by no means going to be eased back into his first few games back at left tackle. Week 1 brings a matchup against much-hyped Washington rookie Chase Young, and he’ll take on Los Angeles Rams superstar Aaron Donald in Week 2. It goes without saying that the Eagles have to feel more comfortable with Peters going against those two as compared to backup Jordan Mailata.
Even as Peters continues to climb up there in age, the numbers show that he is a rock-solid option on Wentz’s blindside. If Wentz is able to be kept off of the ground and able to chuck darts down the field, Peters might be able to make it to another Super Bowl before hanging up his cleats.