When the Eagles lost left tackle Andre Dillard to a bicep injury, it seemed logical to bring Jason Peters back to that position: although Peters signed with the Eagles this offseason to take the place of injured right guard Brandon Brooks , Peters had already been the Eagles’ starting left tackle, and he could return to that role now.
But there may be a problem with remembering this: Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Peters wants to be paid as a left tackle if he is to be one. That would mean he is asking for a significant increase in the one-year, $ 3 million contract he signed last month to play right-keeper.
Peters, his agent and the Eagles have all publicly declined to comment on whether Peters expects a raise for a new position. Eagles coach Doug Pederson said today Peters was one of the many players who could switch to the left tackle.
“Jason Peters is obviously in the conversation,” Pederson said. “We have a few young players, Jordan Mailata, Matt Pryor. Jack Driscoll, who is a [fourth-round] rookie, obviously, but played a tackle for us.
These three young players have yet to prove that they can handle the job of left tackle. Peters can do it. The question is whether he’s ready to do it if the Eagles don’t show him the money.