38 year-old Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters will be heading to the injured-reserve list as his season will be coming to an end as he will be getting surgery. This injury may also be ending Peters’ tenure with the Eagles and/or his 17 year hall of fame career.
Peters has been painful to watch this season as he’s been dealing with a lingering turf toe injury and will have surgery on it soon, per Doug Pederson during his Friday morning press conference.
During the offseason, the Eagles released Peters as he was a free agent. No one wanted to pick him up so the Eagles decided to bring him back to right guard instead of left tackle. The Eagles ended up giving Peters more money to switch back to left tackle because Brandon Brooks tore his achilles in training camp. Peters missed the first four games of the season because he was on the IR. He returned week five at right guard. After just three weeks at right guard, he was moved back to left tackle for left tackle Jordan Maialta. Peters was a limited participant on Wednesday this week and missed Thursday’s practice.
All season Peters has been a disgrace to watch. He’s given up the majority of the sacks that now backup quarterback Carson Wentz has taken. Over the last couple seasons it’s been sad to watch Peters deal with injuries and just not be the same guy he was in the early 2010s. This would be the perfect opportunity for Peters to hang up the cleats and call it a great career. There is no question that he would be a hall of famer as he’s had a legendary 17 year career.
It is expected that Nate Herbig will start this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. This means the Eagles will have their twelfth different offensive line configuration in thirteen games. Here is what the line will look like Sunday:
LT: Jordan Mailata
LG: Isaac Seumalo
C: Jason Kelce
RG: Nate Herbig
RT: Jack Driscoll
If this is the end for Jason Peters in Philadelphia. It was a legendary career and everyone in Philly would say the same thing, thank you.