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Like most people, Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive lineman Jason Peters wants compensation for the job he’s preparing to do. He did just that when he reportedly asked his front office for a raise to move to left tackle.
As The Office’s Stanley Hudson would say: Money.
From Inside Training Camp Live on @nflnetwork on @Jeff_McLane‘s report of Jason Peters wanting more money from the #Eagles to move to left tackle, where Andre Dillard’s injury has left a hole. pic.twitter.com/KA7jW6PxQL— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 29, 2020
Plenty of Eagles fans are going to be pissed off, but too bad. The frustration is understandable when most people in our country are struggling to stave off a furlough but Peters is not out of line. From his perspective, he’s being asked to move to the most important position on the offensive line and wants credit for the transition.
Moreover, for those that will say “he signed the contract” …. he took that contract because he was being asked to move inside to guard — from tackle — and is now being asked to go back.
He might not get what you ask for, but passing up a raise seems foolish. If any worker has more on their plate than the original job description, asking for a bump in compensation is common sense.
Why Philly should give him his money
Jason Peters has given everything to the Philadelphia Eagles since they traded for him in April of 2009. He deserves a bump from the $3 million he’s making now to accommodate for the absence of Andre Dillard. He has a few bonuses in his contract like $400,000 for 75% playing time or $1 million for a Super Bowl victory with 90% PT+ First-Team All selection.
It’s not completely clear what Peters wants, but turning some of those bonuses into guarantees is a start. The 38-year-old knows he’s their best option at left tackle and if they want his services to protect a brittle Carson Wentz, pay up.
Not Peters’ first rodeo.