40-year-old Jason Peters still wants to play in the NFL… why?
Former Eagles lineman and current free-agent Jason Peters is still committed to playing in the NFL. The 40-year-old made his future career plans very clear during a radio interview on Wednesday of this week.
Peters’ goal? Compete for a title in the final act in his career.
“I’m looking for an up-and-coming offensive line [on a] good team or a playoff team. Either way is good for me because I can teach or I can sit back and listen and learn from other veterans of the game, too.”Jason Peters to SiriusXM NFL Radio
I have to tread lightly due to the sensitive topic that is Jason Peters. Obviously, he’s an Eagles legend and first-ballot Hall of Famer. I’ll always love him and appreciate the time he spent in Philly.
That being said… come on, buddy. I think it’s time to hang it up.
As a fan, it’s difficult to watch him struggle later in his career. When he left the Birds in 2019, he seemed to have one or two years left. He just wasn’t the same All-Pro Peters we were accustomed to seeing.
Plus, it’s been odd seeing him in another uniform. Just look at him in Bears gear.
Well, it’s been two years, and he’s trying for three. I’m certainly morbidly curious to see how this goes. The labor market is in the shitter; who knows what could happen next?
I support him going for it, but only because it really has no effect on me whatsoever. If a team wants him, go ahead and sign the contract.
But why not become a coach? Better yet, come home to Philly and learn under Jeff Stoutland. If you’re open to doing it as a veteran player on a contender, this hardly seems like a downgrade.
He knows the team culture and what it takes to be a winner in Philadelphia, which is a difficult place to do much of anything these days. So, there’s no reason to risk going into a situation he might not fully enjoy.
It’s my understanding that when you hit 40, you’re allowed to stop dealing with things you don’t vibe with. That’s a lot more difficult to do under contract. Why risk the bad vibes?
He’s done everything a man can do in an NFL career and then some. I say ride off into the sunset and enjoy your summer.
Let’s remember the good times:
Mandatory Credit: NFL.com