A few days after Jason Peters made a conscientious attempt to turn left, the Eagles rewarded him. At least that’s the schedule they presented to us.
The Eagles and their 38-year-old left-wing equipment agreed on a restructured contract on Thursday morning.
The new deal is worth up to $ 8 million with a guaranteed $ 4 million and replaces the contract he signed earlier this off-season, according to his agent Vincent Taylor of Elite Loyalty Sports. Peters also received a $ 2 million signature bonus.
This seems like a pretty obvious compromise.
The Eagles signed Peters to play right-winger after Brandon Brooks fell with a torn Achilles. This contract was a one-year deal worth $ 3 million and could potentially cost $ 6 million if it achieves any incentives “in the sky”
When Andre Dillard was lost for the season with a torn biceps, the Eagles put Matt Pryor in left gear and curiously left Peters on right guard. That’s when the Philadelphia Inquirer announced that Peters wanted a pay raise to go back to the left.
Without a contract in hand, Peters went to Doug Pederson’s office on Monday morning and told him he was ready to return to the left. At least that’s the story of the Eagles.
“I was just thrilled to death when he shared the news,” Pederson said. “I will not enter into contractual matters. This is not my area, but I was excited that when he shared the news that he was moving to the left and sliding to the left, I was excited. I want to say that I could not be happier, not only for him, but I also think for our team. It just showed a sign of great leadership from him, hugged him and told us to go. “
Last season, Peters was on a one-year deal worth $ 6 million. So this contract is basically between this deal and his original contract this season to play guard. But it also has the potential to benefit him even more if he achieves some unknown incentives.
Peters is the longest-running eagle to arrive in trade in 2009. He had a career in the Hall of Fame on the left and made seven of his nine Pro Bowls as a member of the Eagles. He started 13 games last year, and ProFootballFocus ranked him as the sixth best fight in the NFL.
He may not be the All-Pro player he once was, but Peters is still a pretty good left-hander. And his return to that position was the Eagles’ best move.