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Jason Peters Asks Eagles For More Money To Move Back to Tackle

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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.

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.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. Hey Gary,
    This may sound frivolous to some, but what Jason Peters is saying makes sense…and he should ask for and get more. In a world where everybody puts a monetary value on their worth, asking J Peters to move outside to have Wentz’ back should come with extra pay. Make it contingent on Peters actually playing LT and not missing games, but he deserves extra pay. Use the leverage he has right now. We all know damn well “it’s a business”, and we’ve all seen Hard Knocks when comes “The Turk” and they cut players that gave their blood for the team.

  2. Yeah well not too many people are going to feel sorry for a guy making millions of dollars a year plus bonuses but i get it at 38 his playing days are numbered so hes just trying to bank some more cheddar so i respect that hope he gets it.

  3. If you don’t ask for a raise, you for sure won’t get a raise. If you ask, you increase your odds significantly. As Rick pointed out, the NFL is a cut-throat business. If Peters was a young buck and a massive contract was in his near future, I wouldn’t ask for any more money and just show on the field I am worth a max contract. Since Peters does not many more bankable years left, it is not out of line to go back to the negotiating table for this situation. Good luck.

  4. If I’m understanding correctly he took a pay cut to move inside to guard, and is now being asked to move back outside to play the more difficult and critical position. No question he should be compensated for the position change if he plays tackle this year and plays well. As a Chargers fan i remember a season where we had a guy from Enterprise Rental cars starting at Tackle by years end. You really cannot overstate the importance of having a reliable pass pro man at tackle. Without it your season is over.

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