PFF Names NFL’s All-Clutch Team for 2019 Season
When it comes to clutch players, we often think of skill position players, especially the quarterback making that big fourth quarter throw, a wide receiver making that catch in traffic, or a running back breaking tackles making to get a key first-down to seal the deal.
The website Pro Football Focus (PFF) but together a list of clutch players, defined as players who graded the best in the fourth quarter and overtime of one-score games (within eight points).
The 2018 team featured Dallas Goedert at tight end and center Jason Kelce.
So who were the Eagles clutch players for the 2019 season?
Yep, that Jason Peters. The 38-year old free agent, who has been connected to the Eagles in recent weeks, graded out as the best left tackle in the NFL in the fourth quarter of games.
Peters may remain a free agent, but this man can still play at 38 years old. His overall grade of 83.4 in 2019 ranked second among all left tackles, and no player graded out better in the clutch than Peters did. It was a balanced effort with grades of 77.0 or higher as both a pass-protector and run-blocker. Peters allowed just five pressures in 114 pass-blocking snaps across these plays. His continued availability as a free agent presents an ideal opportunity for a team that needs stability up front, particularly if the current plan is rushing along a young tackle who may not be ready to step in and start right away.
So if Peters is that valuable in the biggest moments, should the Eagles consider bringing him back? Not only was he the best left tackle in the biggest moments, he was the No. 2 overall ranked left tackle in all of football, and no player in football graded out better when it mattered the most.
Eagles right guard Brandon Brooks was ranked as the No. 2 right guard behind Dallas guard Zach Martin.
No surprise here — the two highest-graded right guards in the NFL last season came in at No. 1 and No. 2 on this list, as well.