Jason Peters will stay in Philly, not taking a pay cut

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Despite a report this month that the Eagles asked left tackle Jason Peters to take a pay cut, he’ll be sticking around on his current contract.

The Eagles have decided to bring Peters back without a pay cut, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Peters’ base salary will be $10.45 million and he can also earn a workout bonus of $250,000.

That’s a lot of money, but with the Eagles trying to develop a young quarterback in Carson Wentz, saving money by trying to find a left tackle on the cheap would be foolish. If the Eagles did ask Peters to take a pay cut, he and his agent presumably informed them that he wouldn’t do so, and the team presumably decided that it couldn’t lose Peters and risk not having a good left tackle to protect Wentz.

The 35-year-old Peters, who started all 16 games last year, is under contract with the Eagles through 2018.

20 responses to “Jason Peters will stay in Philly, not taking a pay cut

  1. Given the amount of teams looking for OL help, I can’t blame him for not taking a pay but. He would have gotten close to that, and possibly more years, if he were cut loose to the free agent market.

  2. I am fine with this move, err nonmove

    I bet Kelce gets traded/cut. good idea to try and get something for him. he did make the pro bowl last year, which if you saw him play, he was not pro bowl worthy, as he got thrown around like a rag doll on some occasions!

    Lane needs to stay off of the drugs too!

  3. It would be foolish to try to save a few bucks by letting Peters go. He is still a very productive player even at his age, and while trying to build around a young QB , it only makes sense to have a solid foundation around him. Expensive, but again, who are they going to get to step in and protect Carson?

  4. When a team is trying to develop a potential “franchise QB” you must make sure you have an above average LT to protect the blindside. Even at 35 Peters is still one of the best in the business so kudos to the team for not penny pinching.

  5. Peters and pay cut? Funny… Good thing, too, cuz he would have just dogged it all year had he not gotten all his money, like he did with the Bills when they didn’t tear up his deal and give him a better one.

  6. ecarlso8 says:
    Feb 23, 2017 12:01 PM

    Jason peters still stealin money, he will be hurt half the 2017 year as usual……..

    Do your research will ya!!! He has started all 16 games in 3 of the last 4 years. and the other year he started 14. and since he has been an Eagle he has started 104 of 112 starts.

  7. It’s terrible that players don’t honor the contracts, demanding higher pay after a few years! Oh wait….

  8. Young Qbs need a solid O line to develop. David Carr might have had a chance if he wasn’t on his back constantly.

    I agree with the suggestion of doing an extension with some phony years to make some cap room now.

  9. Telling them to take a pay cut only works if you are Bill Belichick doing the telling. He gets guys to take a pay cut and they are not even on the team.
    Other GMs, not so much.

  10. I feel like Peters is going to follow the career arc of Orlando Pace… from really good to godawful bad pretty much overnight. The Eagles are playing a big-time game of chicken, gambling his shelf life won’t expire before his contract is up. For their sake (and Wentz’s), I hope they’re right.

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