Eagles, Peters Workout New Contract
In the end, Jason Peters got that new deal he was asking for.
The nine-time Pro-Bowler gets a new 1-year deal, worth up to $8 million, including $4 million guaranteed and a $2 million signing bonus.
This all started when presumed starting left tackle Andre Dillard went down for the season with a biceps injury, at that point, everyone assumed it would be Peters moving back to left tackle.
A report surfaced, suggesting Peters wanted more money to make the switch from right guard, back to left tackle.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson shot that notion down, saying he didn't know where the reports were coming from, suggesting that Peters was doing well at right guard.
"First of all, I don't understand where some of these reports are coming from," Pederson stated back on Sept. 1. "Jason Peters for us has done an outstanding job at right guard. He's comfortable at right guard. We have some options at left tackle that we're working through over there."
Matt Pryor, who had never played left tackle got the first crack at filling Dillard's position, but Peters quickly changed his tune. Pederson announced that Peters walked down to his office and told him that he decided to switch back to tackle.
Pederson said he was thrilled to death.
"I was just thrilled to death when he shared the news," Pederson admitted on Monday.
"I'm not going to get into the contract stuff. That's not my area, but I was excited that when he shared the news that he was moving over to the left side and sliding over to the left side, I was thrilled. I mean, I couldn't have been happier, not only for him but I think for our team. It just shows a sign of great leadership by him and gave him a hug and said let's go."
And now Peters is too, he got what he wanted, a new deal.