Please Howie, I beg of you.
The thought of Jason Peters being back on the Eagles keeps me up at night. I can’t do it. I simply can’t. I’m not willing to sit through 3 false starts a game. The constant uncertainty during almost every game last season was frustrating. Is he coming back in? How’d he get hurt? Is he done for the game? Why is he standing on the sideline with his hands on hips next to the coaches? He’s down again? So many questions week after week.
The Eagles need consistent play from the left tackle position and I just can’t see a 38-year-old Jason Peters being the answer.
Yes, there’s a lot of sentimental value when it comes to Peters. The bodyguard has been here since 2009 and understands Philadelphia and what it takes to play here, making him a fan favorite. It’s understandable to be hesitant to get rid of the 9-time pro bowler and two-time first-team all-pro from Howie’s point of view but Carson Wentz needs to be protected.
Andre Dillard was a first-round pick for a reason. Dillard has shown he can play in this league and he’ll continue to develop. Dillard needs are the starter. What more could Jason Peters have to show Andre after spending all of last season with him?
The Eagles have Jeff Stoutland for a reason, they don’t need a 6 to 10 million dollar player-coach. When asked about the prospect of Peters being brought back Doug Pederson responded with “heck yeah” absolute nightmare fuel.
I just don’t see the benefit of paying Peters and having him take up a roster spot, I hope he retires an Eagle. Turn out the lights the party’s over. Howie Roseman needs to do the right thing and save Peters from himself. The bodyguard needs to ride off into the sunset with his super bowl truck and maybe the Eagles not bringing him back will help him realize that.
I have nothing but love and respect for one of the greatest Eagles of all time and I hope to see his bust in Canton one day. But when it’s time, it’s time. Do the right thing, Howie.