Eagles change starters at Left Tackle
Ahead of Monday night’s matchup against the Seattle Seahawks, Doug Pederson has made a change at left tackle. According to NBC Sports, Jordan Mailata will now be the starting left tackle and Jason Peters will move to guard replacing Matt Pryor.
Peters was originally brought in to play right guard replacing Brandon Brooks after he tore his Achilles this offseason. When Andre Dillard tore his bicep, Philadelphia moved Peters back outside.
Jordan Mailata replaced Peters a few weeks into the season after he sustained a toe injury placing him on IR. Mailata looked incredible in his starts but Philadelphia eventually went back to Peters.
Mailata stands huge at 6’8 and over 340lbs. He is physically dominant but needs some fine tuning on his mechanics but he is very capable of starting. Heading into next season there will be some competition between him and Andre Dillard on who the LT of the future is.
Last Sunday, Peters looked miserable, allowing 3 sacks and 7 pressures last week against the Cleveland Browns. The Eagles gave Peters a $5 million raise after he demanded more money to move outside to tackle.
Matt Pryor will be heading to the bench and has been a versatile bench player for the Eagles with a lot of room to grow. In his 17 year career, Peters has never played a game at guard. Heading into their hardest stretch of the season Jason will need to step up big time to help the Eagles make a playoff push in the NFC East.
Mandatory Credit: USA Today
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