Jason Peters Receives Pay Rise to Play LT for Eagles

Eagles' tackle Jason Peters (71) in 2017. Photo by Duncan Williams/Csm/Shutterstock (9123260s)

Philadelphia Eagles decided to give Jason Peters a pay rise after the veteran decided to switch from right guard to left tackle earlier this week.

Peters initially re-signed with the Eagles in July on a one-year, $6 million deal, to play right guard following Brandon Brook’s season-ending injury. However, after Philly also lost left tackle Andre Dillard for the season, the 38-year-old offensive lineman opted to switch back to his natural position.

According to new terms, Peters’ new contract will now be for $8 million. This includes 4 million guaranteed and a $2 million signing bonus.

Reportedly, right tackle Lane Johnson helped salary cap-limited Eagles to work out a new deal for Peters. Johnson reworked his contract and converted a major part of his $7.785 million salary into a signing bonus.

Jason Peters joined the Eagles back in 2009 and has manned the left side of the offensive line ever since. He played 140 games in the past 11 years in Philly, helping the team win a Super Bowl in 2017. Peters also earned seven Pro Bowl selections and four All-pro honors during that period.